Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Immortals - The Series: Free self publishing advice

Immortals - The Series: Free self publishing advice: Self-publishing advice can be very expensive so when I find a site or author that truly helps for FREE with excellent information I am tha...

Free self publishing advice

Self-publishing advice can be very expensive so when I find a site or author that truly helps for FREE with excellent information I am thankful and share it. Some of those who provide free, and GOOD, advice include:

Am actual publishing site: Draft2Digital: https://www.draft2digital.com/mcw
And authors: 

K.M. Weiland,  https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/?s=publishing
 Joanna Penn, Industry Insider: How to self-publish your novel (with Joanna Penn)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Immortals - The Series: Hi, I am looking into publishing The Sylph’s Tale ...

Immortals - The Series: Hi, I am looking into publishing The Sylph’s Tale ...: Hi, I am looking into publishing The Sylph’s Tale as a Comic & Graphic Novel. Approximately 20k words/ fantasy-paranormal/ mythology...
  • Hi, I am looking into publishing The Sylph’s Tale as a Comic & Graphic Novel. Approximately 20k words/ fantasy-paranormal/ mythology. 
  • Based on Virgin/Angel love and their angel humans journey. Great reviews on Amazon - even though published incomplete.
  • Screenplay adaptation, Ayekah the Damned, won a third-place award, got a great six-page review. 
  • Ready to re-publish. It's part of a three book series that I will publish this year. 
  • For more information please Message me or contact me on on Facebook, Marta C Weeks, Twitter mmaw, or contact me on my webpage martacweeks.com Can provide all my details. Thank you! 


Monday, January 21, 2019

Immortals - The Series: I love K.M. Weiland!

Immortals - The Series: I love K.M. Weiland!: I love K.M. Weiland! You want some real and excellent advice on writing; in my opinion, she is one of the gurus. I relate to: "For...

I love K.M. Weiland!

I love K.M. Weiland! You want some real and excellent advice on writing; in my opinion, she is one of the gurus.

I relate to: "For example, I hate revisions. Let me say that again: I hate, hate, hate revisions."


A MUST read: 



https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/how-to-create-the-perfect-writing-process-for-you/ Player



A MUST listen to audio:

 Got to the site of the article and Click the “Play” button to Listen to Audio Version (or subscribe to the Helping Writers Become Authors podcast in iTunes).




Immortals - The Series: NOVEL TO SCRIPT REVIEWERS COMMENTS

Immortals - The Series: NOVEL TO SCRIPT REVIEWERS COMMENTS: I submitted my screenplay adaptation to TableReadMyScreenplay.com   and received a six (6) page evaluation with detailed information on wha...

NOVEL TO SCRIPT REVIEWERS COMMENTS

I submitted my screenplay adaptation to TableReadMyScreenplay.com  and received a six (6) page evaluation with detailed information on what is good or needs to change and improve.

For the screenplay, I had in mind a movie like AVATAR. 

Was going to publish the entire evaluation however it is six pages (6) long but decided it would be a bit much. So, to give those interested a sample of what reviewers provided I am posting the first paragraph, two middle ones, and final comments.

I am willing to share the entire document but for that please put a request on comments.  

Title: The Sylph's Tale AKA Ayekah the Damned Writer: Marta Weeks Genre: Fantasy

(First paragraph)

The Sylph's Tale made for a most unusual read. It's very rare for a script to try something quite as experimental as this. The choice to format the story more as a series of vignettes from a creation myth than as a linear narrative made for an attention-grabbing opening. There is a certain charm to the way much of its dialogue and description is handled, as well as a lot of potential in the underlying themes of the story. Fallen angels appear in many stories, but it's far less common to see through the angels' own eyes.

(Two middle paragraphs)

The script rarely seems aware of the potential advantages offered by a film script, and so it also loses many of the opportunities for efficiency afforded by a script. Unlike conventional prose writing, the script never makes it to the audience in a direct sense. Description, for example, insists on referring to real-world locations in abstract terms when it could simply describe them as what they are. Since the audience won't ever see any of the material in the descriptions anyway, "ancient Egypt" can be referred to as such. This would free up more space for The Sylph's Tale to pick one of these locations, in particular, to ground key moments-- Ayekah's heartbroken flight around the world while carrying Haya's forever-preserved corpse, for example.

This compounds worse issues, such as the Salamander sequence. The idea in itself is a strong one, but it's repeated so many times that it loses all semblance of impact. And while it does provide some background on Ayekah's initiation into human lusts and desires, it's impossible to justify this when so many of the script's components are underdeveloped. The ideas of the salamander and the river are present nowhere in the later script. Thematic abstract imagery can work without directly fueling the plot's later events, but this is usually done in much more focused, personal stories. Ayekah and Haya's story should ideally convey this, but it doesn't. Aside from the many stylistic concerns mentioned above, much of this comes down to characterization.


(Final comments)


There's plenty to love in The Sylph's Tale. It's marvelously inventive with small touches, has strong ideas to work with, and strives to present a little-used humanizing take on the old idea of the Nephilim. This script has the potential to go to fascinating places, but it needs a lot of fine-tuning, refocusing and careful adjustment for film industry conventions before it's ready to take wing.


Here's the information for Table Read My Screenplay

I can also be contacted on my Facebook author page: martacweeks.com

Friday, January 18, 2019

I truly appreciate your support!!!

I am so grateful for the support of each one of you who have signed up for my website and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all other SM!  


To be an aging emerging author in a world where most my age have published tons of books can be discouraging. So I like reading about "late starters." Those whose plates were so full they couldn't add a crumb unless it added to the support of their family. Not saying most authors don't have it rough just accepting that the road is crowded for slow walkers.

In 2017 I published The Sylph's Tale, first book of my fantasy/ paranormal - based on mythology and history series. I wanted to do a screenplay rendition and did; it won a third-place ISSA award and just in the last few days I got the comments from Table Read My Screenplay and they are so good I will post the entire six (6) pages on my website by next week.

I am still working on editing and revising The Sylph's Tale, so please don't buy it until I re-publish it most likely under the name Ayekah The Damned.