Saturday, September 10, 2022

THE WRITER

To a writer
the empty page
says
fill me up
it's lonely here
let's
build a world
from words and
feelings
and with wings
that fly with
letters.

mdcmdaw9/10/22



Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Poem: About Rights

Voices claim

rights to justice

From streets to stages

they proclaim sources 

of wrongs.

 

Do you

 teach your kin

with words or actions

that's their right

to kill?

 

Then there's

 no safety for

their siblings or parents

For who wins

rights, wrongs?

 

Clean streets 

from immigrants scum

But who's the scum?

You say that's 

the bad. 

 

In cheer 

and pomp citizens 

judge right from wrong

But yours can't 

 be deployed.

 

Does God

 support those who 

in the name of 

country kill to

right wrongs?

 

@MartaCWeeks.com


Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Poem: Fear

Fear


In fear-loaded times

Will wearing a mask

That blends with all 

Does not claim sides

Speaks of nothing

Stands for none 

Keep one safe 

To walk into crowds

Or behind closed doors

Doing nothing 

Offending no one

When a voice, fist, bomb

In a corner, school, or mall

Attacks


Marta@poetry

5/31/21



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Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Empty Page

The Empty Page
to writers says
fill me up
it's lonely here
without words
let's build a world
of words and feelings
with wings
that fly with letters.


Ayekah, The Damned, will be available soon...



Thanks for stopping by; I welcome your comments and suggestions!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

FREE for a limited time The Sylph's Tale

The book that incited me into writing a screenplay and a series:


The Sylph's Tale

Is Free for  A LIMITED TIME

Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

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Friday, June 10, 2022

A site for creative expression: About Marta C Weeks

Marta C. Weeks has always loved writing and research. Her four-book series, On wings Of Immortals aka Elementals, available this year, starts at the onset of humanity and is loosely based on history and myths. 

After a 30+ year career as a Research Analyst and Counselor, she freelanced for CBS-Sacramento and Examiner.com. Is also the author of The Sylph's Tale, a screenplay that received awards, and a short story available on Amazon and Draft2Digital.com   


In childhood, debilitated by polio, Marta read books she found in the attic of her grandparent's store. In high school, she won public speaking awards and, before marriage, was a dancer and fashion model. While a stay-at-home mom, she taught dancing and, in college, hosted a local TV show.

 

Note: The series contains erotic romance and is only recommended for adults. 

 

Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Paranormal shifter or fantasy?

I wonder if my series On Wings Of Immortals should be a paranormal shifter series instead of fantasy since some of my characters change from eternal beings to humans. 

https://www.martacweeks.com/p/on-wings-of-immortals-series_2.html

I welcome comments and suggestions!
Facebook: Marta C. Weeks
Email: mdcmdaw@gmail.com

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Doing final review

Hi, Ayekah and Haya fans!

I am looking for serious readers to give me honest feedback in exchange for a free pre-publication book!

Those who followed the story know that AYEKAH and HAYA are the main characters of the series ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS. I have completed book one, Ayekah The Damned, and book two, Virgins.

Please contact me at mdcmdaw@gmail.com if you want to be considered for the selected group of readers that agree to give me feedback.

Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!
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Sunday, March 06, 2022

ON THE NEWS TODAY

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.

@maw3/6/22





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: https://www.ignitedinkwriting.com/ignite-your-ink-blog-for-writers/setting-as-obstacles-how-to-make-your-environment-impact-your-plot/2019?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=how_to_use_your_setting_as_more_than_a_backdrop&utm_term=2022-02-04

Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!



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!

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.

https://jerryjenkins.com/types-of-conflict/?inf_contact_key=89db08d82777e111e31e5355e12cf55bf651f238aa2edbb9c8b7cff03e0b16a0

Jerry



Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

Monday, November 15, 2021

Pets can catch Covid-19 🐶 🐈


🐶 🐈

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."



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/covid-outbreak-hits-lions-tigers-national-zoo.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html



Your comments and suggestions are very welcome!

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: 
https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/u-s-patent-and-trademark-office


Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!


Friday, October 08, 2021

Wednesday, October 06, 2021