Sunday, December 01, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

About Magical Realism

Thank you Oprah Magazine, the authors listed on the Magical Realism article are some of my favorite and could list several more. I, so far have thought and called my series Fantasy based on Mythology but that category has not felt entirely correct and because of this article I realize that Wings of Immortals- my series is Magical Realism. Information on my series can be found at:

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fiction University: Online Resources

A site full of great information!

Fiction University: Online Resources: *Updated April 2019 These are just a sampling of the many great (and some of my favorite) sites out there for writers.  Must-Visit Writ... Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Fiction University: Five Ways to Grow Your Novel

Needed to read this and almost skipped. I will also read other articles sited in paragraphs and share them on my author's page. Thank you.

Fiction University: Five Ways to Grow Your Novel: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Last week I talked about what changes in your scenes , and reader Maria D'Marco made a wonderful comm... Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Fiction University: Lessons Learned from a Decade in Publishing

Fiction University: Lessons Learned from a Decade in Publishing: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Looking back on ten years as an author—and what I’d have done differently if I could have. This week ma...

Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Monday, August 19, 2019


The below Vimeo address' are not active links, they should be typed or copied and pasted into the browser window. Each vimeo address will go directly to the associated video.

NCNGRR Model Train Layout @ Nevada County Fair Grounds
Welcome to the Nevada County Fair-Grounds and NCNGRR model train display and club. This HO narrow gauge and O gauge layout represent the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad that ran between Nevada City, Grass Valley and connecting with the Southern Pacific RR in Colfax, California. The NCNGRR operated from 1876 to 1942. 

On The Scales S1 E1 NCNGRR Museum Interviews
Introducing a new program titled 'On The Scales: Weighing in With Model Railroaders'. We will be showcasing local model railroads of all scales starting with big scale in an introduction to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum in Nevada City. Episode one is an overview of the museum featuring key museum volunteers.

On The Scales S1 E2 NCNGRR Museum Railbus Ride
Narrow Gauge Rail Bus Tour: A glimpse of the NCNGRR & Transportation Museum rail bus tour including narration to showcase this premier attraction of the museum, which operates on weekends May to October each year.

On The Scales S1 E4 Tin Plate RR with Chuck Brasher
We continue our On The Scales: weighing in with model railroaders programming with Season 1 Episode 4 Tin Plate RRs. We're visiting with Chuck Brasher of Grass Valley and his magnificent O and standard gauge train collection. All of this collection is from the 1930s/40s era when model trains were still considered toys. Sit back, relax and be delighted.

On The Scales S1 E5 DRGW and RGS O and On3 Scale RR With John Bridges
On The Scales: Weighing in with model railroaders S1 E5 travels to the home of John Bridges in Nevada City and his O & On3 scale train layout; modeled on the narrow and standard gauge railroads of Colorado, John has recreated in a rather small space, the sense of open mountain and valley railroading n Colorado's gold mining boom years.


Friday, July 26, 2019

Hi and welcome! : How I wrote On Wings Of Immortals-series

Hi and welcome! : How I wrote On Wings Of Immortals-series: I wrote book two Virgins first and because of questions from workshop readers wrote book one The Sylph’s Tale. Then book three, Rolo. I a...

How I wrote On Wings Of Immortals-series

I wrote book two Virgins first and because of questions from workshop readers wrote book one The Sylph’s Tale.
Then book three, Rolo.
I am currently editing a complete version of The Sylph’s Tale which will be ready to be published next month, possibly under the name Ayekah the Damned.
Have book four in the works.
The Sylph’s Tale, published incomplete as a novella, has excellent reviews on Amazon.
The screenplay version Ayekah the Damned is an award winner.
I am looking for a publisher.
Webpage: click On The Wings Of Immortals series.
On Wings Of Immortals -series

Monday, July 01, 2019

Interview with author Jo Chandler

For my 2nd author interview, I selected the award-winning author, Jo Chandler.

From years ago when Jo and I were in a writing group I found her story, This Side of Forever, to be an honest view of what alcoholism and addiction do to families and teens. Having battled addiction and in counseling addicts and families I find that Jo's novel, This Side of Forever, can open a door of hope for parents and teens.     

My questions and Jo’s answers:

Q. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
A. I think I always knew writing was in my bones, but it wasn’t until I became a reporter for my high school newspaper, the Manikopa, that I began to write in earnest. When I became editor of the newspaper during my senior year, I knew I’d found my home. But even then, it didn’t occur to me that I would write for a living.

Q. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
A. I dropped out of college in my junior year to get married. During that time, the writing was the furthest thing from my mind. After my divorce, I landed a job as the district marketing manager for a cellular company. My job entailed writing an array of marketing materials, including press releases, mail inserts, and statewide intercompany communications. Then I got fired. (Cellular technology was not my forte.) Rather than find another job, I decided to strike out on my own as a freelance journalist. That decision led me to a career writing feature articles for magazines and newspapers. I finally believed I was a writer. Writing fiction came much later.

Q. Do you have a specific writing style?
A. I know in advance where I want my story to go and what I want to accomplish. I can usually see the novel’s arc in my mind. I jot down notes to keep me on track, sort of like writing a grocery list. I make another list of what I need to research and a third list of who I need to interview. Here’s where it gets a little nuts. I gather together all of my final notes (handwritten, typed and printed from various websites) and literally go through and number each paragraph by hand, according to where it will appear in the story or novel. I have been using this method for decades.

Q Is your novel based on someone you know or events in your own life?
A. People often ask me if This Side of Forever is based on my daughter’s life. The answer is yes and no. Annie Bloom is not Crista. But the relationship between Annie and her mother came from that place in my heart where mother/daughter bonds can never be broken. The other characters are a compilation of teens I knew growing up (including two who died as a result of alcoholism) and young people I’ve known as an adult.

Q. What was the hardest part of writing your novel?
A. The hardest part of writing my novel was when it was finished. I’m an extrovert/introvert, which simply means I love people, but I don’t love trying to market myself and my work. I will sign books anywhere, anytime, and I have spoken to many middle school and high school English classes. I thoroughly enjoy both of these events. I have difficulty cold calling potential venues and convincing them to book me. This is where a publicist comes in handy. But even with an agent or publisher, today’s authors are expected to have a solid marketing plan. I’m determined to be more aggressive when my next novel debuts.

Q. How did you come up with the title?
A. I believe our true home is a spiritual realm of pure oneness and joy in which we come to know God as a being of limitless, changeless love. What we think we experience while we are on this planet (This Side of Forever), is nothing but an illusory blip on our Divine journey.

Q. Is there a message in your novel you want readers to grasp?
A. My first hope is that readers relate to Annie as she faces the death of her best friend through the bottom of a bottle and cheer for her recovery. The message I want them to come away with is that no matter how horrible we think we are, no matter what unforgivable thing we think we did, we are innocent in the eyes of Love. And Love is all there is.

Q. Do you have advice for other writers? Also, sites and groups you recommend.
A. Here is some advice I wish someone had told me. Never stay in a critique group where you are made to feel bad about your work. A good critique group should be sensitive and supportive in their comments. Your success should be their first concern. Also, network with other writers. I’ve been a member of California Writers Club, Sacramento, and CWC San Joaquin County. I was also a member of Gold Country Writers and Northern California Publishers and Authors until I moved out of the area. I’ve met so many wonderful people through these clubs. Writers are my tribe.

Q. Can you share a little of your current work with us?
A. I am on the final revise/edit of a novel I call Street Girl. It’s about a homeless girl who lives with her mother along the Sacramento River. When her mom disappears, thirteen-year-old Zoe is left to fend for herself. The seed for this novel was planted when I read about a homeless preteen in the Sacramento area whose parents vanished, leaving her completely alone. Beyond that, my novel is pure fiction.

Q. Is there anything else you would like readers to know about your life as a writer
A. As I said before, I spent most of my career writing nonfiction. It seems I had a knack for it. When I decided to switch gears and enter the world of make-believe, I thought it would be a fairly simple switch. It wasn’t. There was a steep learning curve. I remember taking a class from a well-known author. She was a wonderful teacher who didn’t hold anything back when it came to improving my work. There were times during that class when I felt like giving up. But, after the tears stopped, a voice inside reminded me that writing stories is what I do. It’s who I am. I can’t imagine my life any other way.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Searching For Safety, poem

In fear loaded times
Will a mask
That blends with all 
Does not claim sides
Speaks of nothing
Stands for no one
Keep one safe?
To walk in crowds
Or hide behind doors
Doing nothing 
Offending no one
Make us loved?
And where to hide
When a voice roars
Or first bomb drops
In a corner 
School or mall?

Sent from my iPad

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

For Ever, poem

For Ever 
The Mind
when immersed in memories
of yesterday carried by
hopes of tomorrows
and thoughts that like stones
on the surface of a lake
skip from feeling to heart
tracing ripples of emotions
as from nature's beauty
to the smallness of self
is a universal totality
brushing wind over water
to wave onto shore
a life that lost on Earth
helps grow the next wave
that reaches beyond
into the horizon
where some go to sleep
while others wake
are born or take last breath
to be born again
matters not if the sun shines
or the moon reflects on its surface
glass only gives back
the reality of what is
not what one wants
the universal blanket
over and under
above and below
into time on end
not wavering not changing
to accommodate humanity
sustains eternity
what was and what will be
wishing to be more
is as a mere leaf that falls
over an oak seed on its bank
majestic in the passing
before and after us
is where we take part
of forever

For Ever by Marta C Weeks

Monday, May 27, 2019

6 Tips for Adding Life to Your Locations

6 Tips for Adding Life to Your Locations

Hi and welcome! : Interview with author Caren Gallimore

Hi and welcome! : Interview with author Caren Gallimore: For my first author interview, I selected award winning author,  illustrator  and editor   Caren Gallimore.   In Gallimore&...

Interview with author Caren Gallimore

For my first author interview, I selected award-winning author, illustrator and editor  Caren Gallimore. 

In Gallimore's debut novel WANTED the reader can "ride the traills of imagination" with her main character Caitlyn Daniels who "didn’t plan to fall in love, least of all with an outlaw. Life was too exciting to waste it on domesticities. However, when Dakota Cabe rode into town, she lost her heart to him."

My questions and Caren's answers:

Caren when did you first consider yourself a writer?
At the age of ten when my best friend and I created our cat magazine.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I’m a pantser. I relate my writing process to conversing with a dear friend who calls out of the blue and says, “Guess what happened?” She tells me, and I’m flabbergasted by her news.
It’s the same with my characters, I write down their news and in the process discover what all happened. The preceding event that led up to the calamity is as exciting as their plans to resolve it. I find out even more about my characters and how their experiences came to be. From there I just follow them around. Sometimes one of my characters does something so out of place and contradictory to what I expect, I’m stunned. Regardless, I write it down and eventually it all makes sense.

How did you come up with the title?
My first choice was Leather and Lace, but the title was already taken. Wanted was the next logical choice because of my main male character’s unfortunate bounty on his head and my heroine desire for the man under the rough veneer. I assumed the publisher would change the title so I always considered it my working title. They didn’t change it and that is what it is printed under. Gasp. 
I didn’t realize how many Wanted titles there were or their distinctions. 😊

Is there a message in your novel you want readers to grasp?
As hokey as this sounds, love is stronger than any devil you may encounter, and faith in your loved one when circumstances contradict can make that commitment even stronger. And, need I say, women are tough.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Finding uninterrupted time to write. I am not a person that can write wherever. Again, I relate it back to an intense conversation with a friend. You don’t want to put her on hold or have other people eavesdropping on you. You want to sit down and listen intently.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Not to get overly involved with my characters and interfering with their decisions. And, also uninterrupted time, especially for edits. I certainly don't expect life to pause while I’m writing, but I find it challenging to do edits if I have conflicting interests.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
From a very early age, I loved to draw and always had a little story to go with the drawing. My spelling was atrocious, but what can you expect at the age of five?

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
It’s not so much about being a writer as it is to write the story. I think everyone has a story to tell but it needs to be on paper so others can read it?

Do you have any advice for other writers?
Just write. Never stop to edit until you are done. Write even if you have nothing to say. When I’m stumped in my writing, I write about that, and I also write the reason why. Such as: Where am I going with this? This conflicts with my character's background. Why does it? Why would she act so out of character? Did I miss something? It’s incredible what I discover just by writing my thoughts. I ask myself questions and write down the answers. Why would she say that? What did he feel when she said that? I also write scenes in reverse switching characters, and change the POV to get to the core of the scene.

Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for reading my work. I put my heart into it and hope it was all you expected it to be. Please let me know your thoughts.

Are experiences based on someone you know or events in your own life?
When I was a preteen, I camped with the girl scouts at a pony express station in Utah that no longer exists. That experience has stayed with me my entire life. I fell in love with the west and the ruggedness of the people that lived there.

Please share some pointers about the storyline.
Wanted is a love story set in 1885 in a fictional town in Colorado. The two main characters are Dakota Cabe and Kaitlin Daniels. The story starts out in Bisweak Colorado where the two meet.
This is from my back cover which I hope tells you about the storyline:
Caitlyn Daniels didn’t plan to fall in love, least of all with an outlaw. Life was too exciting to waste it on domesticities.
However, when Dakota Cabe rode into town, she lost her heart to him. His reputation, which left most women in need of smelling salts, didn’t deter her; she saw the man beneath the tough façade of a hard-hearted desperado. When the sheriff forced him out of town, she was devastated. She understood his reasons to protect her from bounty hunters, but she’d rather live on the run than without him. But he didn’t ask, and she didn’t tell him she was pregnant. Her pride wouldn’t allow her.
Eighteen months later, John Wakefield, a vindictive outlaw, kidnaps her son and her friend. Her pride was meaningless. She’d make a deal with the devil if that could change things.
Alone, but not without skills of her own, she rides out after John Wakefield and his gang.
In her desperate pursuit to rescue her son, she collides with Dakota, surprisingly on the same mission. She needs a man as cold, brutal, and cunning as the man who has her son; she needs Dakota Cabe. And she wasn’t too proud to beg if necessary, but she didn’t have to.
Former lovers, now daring desperados they put their past aside to save their son. Together they confront vicious outlaws; friends turned enemies and an unruly love neither of them can deny nor control.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
ANOTHER TIME will be a 95,000-word time-travel romance set in the wild west and the present. 
Synopsis: A simple incident of being in the wrong place at the wrong time propels Jessalyn McQuire back 100 years into a time of vigilante justice, half-breed cowboys and high-test horses. At first, Jess is pleasantly amused by the shenanigans of this overdone John Wayne reenactment, but as time goes on, and real bullets start to fly, humor turns into the mother of all headaches.
Devon Slade is baffled by the woman he finds alone, without a horse, (although she claimed to have had a car), dressed in men's clothing, black goo running down her face in a ghoulish manner, with no weapons and in need of assistance. Being graced with this problem when he was in the middle of making haste doesn’t endear her to him.
Chased by outlaws, attacked, robbed and nearly hung does little to entice Jess to stay in the Wild West. What she truly wants is a first class ticket back home and a chilled martini.
But, there is one little hitch to her quest to get back home; obnoxious as the man was, he had proven to be more dependable, more capable and more genuine than any man she had ever met.
If she could find her way home, would she really want to go?

Thank you Marta!
“Ride the trails of Imagination”
Caren Gallimore

Saturday, March 23, 2019

A site that delivers what it promises

Hi, I don't get paid for sharing I just like Sandra Beckwith of not just because she doesn't gauge authors but because she delivers what she promises, such as The 365 emails!

Friday, March 15, 2019

YouTube videos on Spilberg’s viewpoint

”Spielberg's Point of Thought
This video breaks down one the best secret pro tip from director Steven Spielberg. Through scene analyses and examples, we share how you can show the point of view inside a character's mind.”

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hi and welcome!: Small steps, big changes

Hi and welcome!: Small steps, big changes: Spring is almost here, tomorrow we change our clocks, it's also a good time to take a small inventory about how we can make more time f...

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Small steps, big changes

Spring is almost here, tomorrow we change our clocks, it's also a good time to take a small inventory about how we can make more time for ourselves on earth or just improve our health with steps.

My daily horoscope said, but I think it's good for everyone: "take a long look today at what you can do to improve your health. Developing a positive routine is an excellent gift to give yourself, even if you’re already hale and hearty. The good news is that science has proven it only takes three weeks to replace one pattern of behavior with another. Whether it’s altering your exercise regime, changing your diet, or ending a bad habit, starting now increases your chances for long-term success. Every day is a fresh start." 

I don't buy into all the other readings, have not found them necessary but I enjoy the Daily Horoscope reading. I get nothing for anyone signing up but here is the link  -- Signup now!

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Used To Bee

All that was, and we were 
Being there done that

What went 
Leaving in memories how it was
When my faith was holier than yours

My church blessed by the ”real” god
As my priest or preacher assured
As he or she put robes on
And blessed all, 
With the hand of god
Given to him/ger by whom?

Told us who we were
Learned us on how to be
Where to go and do
Matter, or not 
For that's how we know
Not how to fly
But when to sidestep ditches

Lookout for the danger of feelings
Learn  how not to dig old land mines
And expect won't explode
Leaving us shattered
Lost and not found 

Reflections for Lent

Hi and welcome!: Grant me Ashes

Hi and welcome!: Grant me Ashes: My Lent Meditations Grant me Ashes God, as I understand you grant me the valor to see truth not what I fear,  want to se...

Grant me Ashes

My Lent Meditations

Grant me Ashes
God, as I understand you
grant me the valor to see truth
not what I fear, 
want to see, or want it to be.

An eye for reality
and another for day dreaming 
a mouth to speak truth but not 
push it on others. 

A mind to remember my messy tracks, 
mistakes and faults,
what I need to accept or change 
but please
don't bother me too much because 
it's my time 
to kick back, breakout and do 
my thing.

Compassion to accept
that reality can be hard or healing 
and good or rough at times,
can build esteem with mistakes
despite screams and frowns, 
from others.

Help me live this day not counting 
blessings nor messes
not taking everyone’s inventory 
and standing up for myself and others 
even when on my butt.



Friday, March 01, 2019

Great information and giveaways for authors!


Are you frustrated and even overwhelmed by tons of sites that promise struggling authors a lot but only deliver rehashed stuff at a high price?

 As a struggling author and get bombarded with promises of help in writing and publishing but usually get rehashed stuff.

I am not paid to write this, just sharing because someone shared it with me and it has delivered as promised. I am talking about Sandra Beckwith.

Sandra Beckwith

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

On The Wings Of Immortals - a series: Free self publishing advice

On The Wings Of Immortals - a 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:
And authors: 

K.M. Weiland,
 Joanna Penn, Industry Insider: How to self-publish your novel (with Joanna Penn)

Monday, January 28, 2019

On The Wings Of Immortals - a series: Hi, I am looking into publishing The Sylph’s Tale ...

      On The Wings Of Immortals - a 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 Can provide all my details. Thank you! 

Monday, January 21, 2019

On The Wings Of Immortals - a series: I love K.M. Weiland!

On The Wings Of Immortals - a 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: 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).

On The Wings Of Immortals - a series: NOVEL TO SCRIPT REVIEWERS COMMENTS

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


I submitted my screenplay adaptation to  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:

Friday, January 11, 2019

In Memory

Time To Let Time    

It's the seventh day
Of your passing 
And the third day of your interment
In my heart and mind
I see your smile
For in our tears and fears
We feel the God of our understanding
Not just on a cross 
Or memorialized in pages 
In churches, temples or synagogues
For human greed and need 
But the spirit surrounding us
Welcoming you
As you and we cannot; yet must
Let ourselves be in the light 
Tethered by love
Not strung by regrets 
Around what’s left on earth 
In the turmoil of tears
Flooding into and out of us
An ocean of love and pain
You can’t feel anymore
And we
Feel so much more 
For soon it will be time to let go 
As memories keep all 
Let good remember to forget bad
Beyond this earth 
Find meaning to warm feelings 
In the words of embraces
From someone no longer here 
But is always there
Where we are one.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Table Read screenplay comments

The "analysis" of my screenplay is amazing and 6 pages long! It will help me with the novel and screenplay re-writes. I would love to share it with those who let me know they are interested. The email says:

Dear Marta,
"Attached is your script analysis for Ayekah the Damned aka The Sylph's Tale. We thank you for your patience on delivery. Please remember this insight is the professional perspective of one person and is written with the best intentions for moving your script forward. We hope you find the attached assessment useful and thank you again for requesting it!
Table Read My Screenplay

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Considering Smashwords for next publication

On "Welcome to my annual publishing predictions" by Mark Coker.  The article is very informative and it "feels' sincere. Main points I liked: 

“The world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams.”
~ Black Sabbath

Coker goes on "The answer is complicated.  I think at the root of the challenge, as I’ve discussed here on the blog for several years now, is that the supply of ebooks is growing faster than the supply of readers." 

I recommend reading all of it. Here is the site and my comment to Smashwords on this "2019 Book Industry Predictions: The Butterflies Wi...": article

Thank you for a thorough and truthful article.

I am an emerging author. One of those who, after working at times two jobs to support my family, is now putting works on paper. In 2017 published the first book of my fantasy/ paranormal - based on mythology and history series - as a novella because I wanted to do a screenplay rendition and did; it won a third place award and from it, I got some good comments that I will implement.

The novella was published as an ebook on Amazon and D2D missing 4 chapters, yes, incomplete. I engaged the services of a publishing assistant that states it was submitted complete. No sense in blaming and arguing. The book got great reviews even though incomplete. 

Now, as I make lemonade out of lemons I am including three chapters from the beginning of the sequel and getting ready to republish. Your article is very appropriate for me and I will look into Smashwords.

Note: Wish you all a HAPPY 2019!!!