Tuesday, December 28, 2021

A truly free and totally worthwhile workshop

It was almost by accident that I came upon this great video, lesson and site. I don't belong to it but dedefinitely saving the information because it's a for sure a go back to: 

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

A Course On Miracles - article by Foundation for Inner Peace

A Course in Miracles states we “need do nothing.” We need to do nothing, except go to the quiet center within. “This quiet center, in which you do nothing, will remain with you, giving you rest in the midst of every busy doing on which you are sent. For from this center will you be directed...” T-18.VII.8:3‒4

A Course in Miracles would not exist without the inner listening of scribe Dr. Helen Schucman, to a Higher Voice. The directive was from ACIM’s Author Jesus, through Dr. Schucman, that all decisions at the Foundation for Inner Peace were to be based on listening to inner guidance. For forty-six years, we have been a Spirit-guided organization, collectively stopping and going to that quiet place to hear what the Holy Spirit would have us do. This type of collaboration promotes a work environment of vigilant conscious dedication to the daily application of the principles of A Course in Miracles.

Your loving participation has empowered us to widely expand the availability of ACIM in 2021 through:
A new online interactive Web Edition
New monthly webinars discussing A Course in Miracles
A new weekly podcast series called “Miracle Voices,” featuring forgiveness stories
A growing, robust social media following, with a Facebook group of nearly 20K
An active translation program now finishing Farsi and Arabic languages
An audio version of the Course, available on Audible and on our YouTube channel
Our prisoner and scholarship program that gifts the Course to all who request it

“Two voices raised together call to the hearts of everyone, to let them beat as one.” T-20.V.2:3

We are directed to partner with you in this work. You are an integral part of our mission. Your devotion to the Course and your continued support enables us to follow our guidance.

Please give as generously as the Holy Spirit guides you in partnering with us to continue to spread this message of love.

Love is the way we walk, with you, in gratitude.

With Love from Your Foundation for Inner Peace

IA Course in Miracles states we “need do nothing.” We need to do nothing, except go to the quiet center within. “This quiet center, in which you do nothing, will remain with you, giving you rest in the midst of every busy doing on which you are sent. For from this center will you be directed...” T-18.VII.8:3‒


Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Sites with good advice for writers

I subscribe to Jerry Jenkins's site, and yes, without buying anything, unless I genuinely find it worthwhile, I get excellent and reliable information, so I sincerely recommend him!
Here's an email I recently received; yes, I will check it out.

Hi, Marta C.,

Readers love conflict.

Conflict is the engine of fiction. 

Everyone agreeing and the protagonist succeeding at everything may be a worthy goal for real life, but on the page, it’s boring. 

Your main character must face challenges and obstacles that contribute to a dramatic character arc. 

But writing believable conflict can be a challenge in itself. It can feel forced and risk reminding readers they’re reading — instead of captivating them by your story.

To help you, I wrote a blog post covering the six main types of conflict in fiction.

It covers:

  • How to inject conflict into your story 
  • How successful writers have employed each type
  • And more!

Click here to read it now.



Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Pets can catch Covid-19 🐶 🐈

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Not just pets but also zoo animals can catch covid.

"While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mostly spreads from person to person, it can also spread from people to animals.

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses. Some cause cold-like illnesses in people, and others cause illness in animals, such as bats. In addition, some coronaviruses infect only animals. While the specific source of origin isn't known, the virus that causes COVID-19 is believed to have started in an animal, spread to humans and then spread between people.

Coronavirus in dogs and cats

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a few pets — including cats and dogs — also have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. This happened mostly after the animals were in close contact with people infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Based on the limited available information, the risk of animals spreading the COVID-19 virus to people is considered low. Animals don't appear to play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. There is no evidence that viruses can spread to people or other animals from a pet's skin, fur or hair.

However, keep in mind that young children, people with weakened immune systems, and people age 65 and older are more likely to get sick from some other germs that animals can carry.

To protect your pet from the COVID-19 virus, don't let your dog or cat interact with people or animals outside your household. For example:

  • Avoid dog parks or public places where many people and dogs gather.
  • When walking your dog, make sure your dog wears a leash and keep your dog at least 6 feet (2 meters) from other people and animals.
  • Keep cats indoors when possible.

If you become sick with COVID-19 and have a pet:

  • Isolate yourself from everyone else, including your pet. If possible, have another person in your household care for your pet.
  • Avoid petting, snuggling, being kissed or licked, and sharing food or bedding with your pet.
  • If you care for your pet or are around animals while you're sick, wear a cloth face covering. Wash your hands before and after handling animals and their food, waste and supplies. Also, make sure you clean up after your pet.

If you have COVID-19 and your pet becomes sick, don't take your pet to the veterinarian yourself. Instead, contact the veterinarian. He or she might offer advice through a virtual visit or make another plan for treating your pet. Testing is only recommended for pets that have symptoms and have been exposed to a person with COVID-19.

If your pet tests positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the same precautions you would if a family member became infected. Aim to isolate your pet in a separate room away from the rest of your family and have your pet stay at home. Wear gloves when you interact with your pet or its food, dishes, waste or bedding. Wash your hands after touching any of your pet's items. Don't put a face covering on your pet and don't wipe your pet with disinfectants, which can be harmful. If your pet develops new symptoms or seems to be getting worse, call the veterinarian.

If your pet becomes ill, there's reason to be hopeful. Of the small number of dogs and cats confirmed to have the virus that causes COVID-19, some didn't show any signs of illness. The pets that did become ill only experienced mild symptoms and could be cared for at home. None of them died.

If you have questions or concerns about your pet's health and how it can be affected by COVID-19, contact your veterinarian."



Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

'Adele One Night Only' Welcomes Back The Superstar Performer This Sunday

'Adele One Night Only' Welcomes Back The Superstar Performer This Sunday: Superstar singer/songwriter Adele, winner of 15 Grammy Awards, will appear in a new primetime special entitled 'Adele One Night Only' this Sunday on CBS.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tips for Scoring More Book Reviews and Sales

Like all authors, I want great reviews and a lot of sales. Easier said than done!

It's hard to get readers interested in novels by breakthrough authors and much harder to get good or even bad reviews; I've learned and grown from both. 

When I published The Sylph's Tale, wrote it as a base for a screenplay that won a third-place award and is still in the works, I gave it to family and friends, hoping for reviews that never came. But I did get some good reviews on Amazon and other sites from readers I don't even know! 

What will I do now when I publish On Wings Of Immortals-The Series books? I certainly will not give it away to family and friends, but I will to readers who give me reviews. 

However, it all starts with me! If I want to be a best-selling author, I must make sure that the story and prose are riveting, well written, and edited.

My editors are Word, Grammarly, a couple of friends who are published authors, and my husband, an avid reader with impeccable grammar.

I also read and share articles like this: Fiction University: 5 Tips for Scoring More Book Reviews: Veronica Mixon Part of The Indie Author Series JH: Reviews can make or break a book. Veronica Mixon shares tips on how to encourage more ...

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Protect your work: copyright

Wonder if you should copywriter your work? Read this article by for real and to the point experts. https://www.writersdigest.com/copyrights/can-you-copyright-a-title

Read the article and then go to this link: 

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Friday, October 08, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Great writing advice

Want some great writing advice that is most of the time free and or for very little?
No, I don't get a commission from Jerry Jenkin, nor have paid for classes, etc. but I go to his site for great information and advice. So, I am sharing his site because it has helped me a lot without ripping me off. 



Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Monday, August 23, 2021

How writing about traumatic situations or events helps.

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Sunday, April 04, 2021

When and how to put your  characters in peri!

The emotional peril a character faces is just as important as the physical peril.



Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

In the world of struggling writers everything costs $ that most of us don't have, but there's hope. Famous authors such as Jerry Jenkins share, for free, a lot of valuable information. Thank you JJ! Here’s is one of his latest posts, more sign up for his email!

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Monday, March 22, 2021

A great article on Archetypal types and the Hero and Heroine’s journey when writing a series! 

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Beware of scammers; if it sounds too good to be true, it's false.

If you are an author, podcaster or both and someone makes a too-good-to-turn down offer to be famous and make tons of money, they are the only one making the tons.

I get stuff from many writing, publishing and marketing sites. Have learned to delete the ones who bait me by profiting from making me famous. Why? Isn't that what I want? Not necessarily by dishing out $$$ to scammers.

The genuine ways to publish and or get income in your field and mine is via learning and hard work. For me, that means using ”real sites” and licensed agents. They don't ask for up front fees to teach the ins-and-outs of how they did it and how ”they” can teach me to do it. Don't have elaborate sites with long speeches and glowing lures: they don't need that! They make tons from representing real authors, promoting real sites, etc.

Also, avail yourself to Youtube videos where you can find lots of great advice without dishing out your cash. I was looking at publishing and podcasting and amongst the TONS of offer to teach me how to do it by making them money I found lots of free advice.

So you might ask, but ”how am I going to get known and sell my books, my product, etc.?” Certainly not by paying for said services. In this article from a site I trust are some ideas and useful advice:

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Sunday, January 03, 2021

About “10 Publishing Predictions”

About  Agent Laurie McLean Gives 10 Publishing Predictions for 2021

Thanks for the not-stiff-upper-lip buy the store and you’ll be famous very refreshing article. I do believe that my series will rock and that old gizzards like me who came up from the wild 60/70s and are now retired and writing will rock the publishing industry. We have been there, done that and survived. Amen!

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!