Friday, February 24, 2023

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Marta Weeks Loving Me Gently February 2015

It was, for the most part, an unusual journey. I call it a journey because a trip is going to a place; a journey is taking time and letting a place and the people you share the time with take you into their experience.

Like loving gently and letting oneself live again.

It was more than Paris and Spain and the Azores Islands. It was just the two of us discovering, uncovering, and recovering our passion.

Traveling in and around Paris. The wonder, the romance, the old and exotic taking us to be part of memories and experiences of a land that grew as if from an artist's palette and brush of dreams.

In the wonderment of it all, just the two of us driving from Madrid to Lalin, Spain, finding so much more than we ever expected. And, in a historical place, that came to me in the name of my daughter and later materialized as I wrote my novel VIRGINS.

Feeling an angel tell me, in a church of the ancient times and the dark of our room, his true sense of being. Just the two of us feeling the passing of time and the birth of tomorrow as we drove from Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela.

Across green valleys, rolling hills, and sky-scraping mountains. Amid cities, villages, castles, and rivers meandering, and then to the unexpected liveliness and elegance of Burgos and impeccable highways landscaped in history into the tumultuous fullness of Barcelona.

In the wonder of wonderment of the simple majesty of it all, like children holding hands with great grand that in time they never met but gave them birth. The new from the old, the simple from the ornate, a culture, a people so different and yet, as if we knew each other as forever best friends.


Boarding a ship with a thousand others. All dreams mingled all dreams in a dream of eternity; let it never end, not in the ports of Valencia, Malaga, or the Azores.

We travel with others, just the two of us, with many strangers. Now friendly faces and hearts that touched just for a moment in the eternity of moments and life, and all that glitters in a violinist concerto of magical melody and the rocking sounds of blues and rock and roll.

To the music from our pasts, all of us hold- ing hands in pairs, crossing arms, dining with each other. Sharing how it is where we came from and the lives and loves that wait for our return.

Just the two of us, like petals of smiling faces, full hearts, passionate memories of years we left behind and those for whom we bought train- kets and praised here and there.

Looking forward to the return of just the two of us into the fold.

Marta Weeks, and her husband, John, went on a trip to Europe last fall. Marta succumbed to the ex- experience, as noted above. She is an avid reader of anthropology, history, and the spiritual and supernatural phenomena. After years of extensive research, she is ready to submit her VIRGINS manuscript to interested Publishers, or she will self-publish her book. You can send comments to the Author at

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Sunday, December 04, 2022

A New World

A new world unfolds not from the heart of religious prophecy but from the mind of technology. An event so holy will be seen as evil. All Mighty, will your tabernacle harlots interpret Your wisdom and separate truth from false teachings? by @mmdaw


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Sunday, March 06, 2022


Far away from us

People leave dead loved ones

Spouses and homes

Carry children

And the little they can

From amid the rubble 

Of what once was plenty

To escape death

In the hope of safety

In search of life

In smiles and arms 

Of those who welcome them.


Friday, February 04, 2022

How to manage and or introduce settings.

Settings for a story are as important as the characters. Therefore, an author must learn all about where the story takes place.

Here is an excellent article about settings: 

Setting as Obstacles: 
How to Make Your Environment Impact Your Plot 
                            by Caitlin Berve

For Caitlin Berve complete article, go to:

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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: 

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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.

Read the article and then go to this link:

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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.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

How writing about traumatic situations or events helps.

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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.



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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!

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Monday, March 22, 2021

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

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