Friday, March 06, 2020

Fiction University: What's My Motivation? Tips on Showing Character Mo...

Great tip! Sometimes, as in the first book of my series, the angel feels he is responsible for the virgin however it is she who went looking for him.

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Fiction University: What's My Motivation? Tips on Showing Character Mo...: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy Knowing what motivates a character to act not only makes for a great read, it also makes it easier to pl...

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

What to do?

Even though it has good reviews I am batteling between removing The Sylph's Tale, the first book of On Wings Of Immortals - series, or just adding the revised-complete version.

Why? The Sylph's Tale was published incomplete. The publicist says they submitted the complete manuscript, but Amazon and D2D say they released the file received but are willing to give those who bought it a free revised-complete version upon publication.

I am extremely grateful to those who like it. Missing chapters are:

My Cross - Chapter III
HAYA - Chapter IV
My Brethren - Chapter VIII
Grant Me Death - Chapter IIX
Dragons of Eternity - X

What say you?

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Monday, February 24, 2020

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fiction Series

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fiction Series: Avoid inconsistencies when writing a series and keep your readers happy by reviewing these five common mistakes found in fiction series.

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Novel Writing: 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters | Writer's Digest

Novel Writing: 10 Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters | Writer's Digest: BY BRENDA JANOWITZ You simply cannot write a good novel without knowing your characters inside and out. Here are the top 10 questions you need to be able to answer about each of your characters:

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Monday, February 10, 2020

ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES


                                                                      Book I

The Sylph’s Tale



A provocative tale about an Archangel seduced by a mystical Virgin
Fantasy/Mythology-approx. 30 thousand words
(revision in progress)

Warning: this story contains sexual elements that might offend the average reader. copyright @2017 by Marta C. Weeks

Beware: The current publication of The Sylph's Tale was published missing text and the largest chapters. Amazon and D2D are willing to give free copies of the complete version when published.
Available on Amazon and D2D 

My Cross - Chapter III
HAYA - Chapter IV
My Brethren - Chapter VIII
Grant Me Death - Chapter IIX
Dragons of Eternity - Chapter X 

Comments: 

"This has imagination and touches on the mythic and spiritual in ways that are not typical.""The Sylph's Tale made for a most unusual read. The choice to format the story more as a series of vignettes from a creation myth. Fallen angels appear in many stories, but it's far less common to see through the angels' own eyes.""The love between a girl from prehistoric days and Ayekah was beautifully told and although this book was too religious to my liking I believe that the next books will probably be more paranormal than biblical."
I am extremely grateful for those who liked it even though it's missing the largest chapters:

The screenplay version of The Sylph's Tale/Ayekah The Damned won third place on ISA, for more information and comments please go to From Paper To Screen: https://www.martacweeks.com/p/screenplays.html

Beware: The original version of The Sylph's Tale was published incomplete. However, Amazon and D2D say they will give free copies of the complete version when published.

Pitch: In prehistoric times, an Angel falls for a pubescent girl escaping a barbarian ritual and after great misery from them are born generations of angel/humans.

Synopsis: In prehistoric times, the Archangel of Light, becomes enthralled with humanity and to escape violating Holy Creeds, hides in a Blackhole for ages but is commanded to return to earth where it finds a primitive tribe. 
After observing them comes upon a marsh and calls it my paradise on earth. It's there that a virgin runs to escape a barbaric ritual. The angel seduced by the virgin is damned for eternity. 
His name becomes Ayekah; he names her Haya. He wants her with him, but she returns to her tribe. Ayekah flees but lost without Haya returns to find she has mysterious powers and a destiny that without him, she cannot fulfill.

Mythology and Historical References
The Sylph’s Tale is loosely based in the history and myth of ancient people Rites, Sacred Spaces, Underworld, and Stone Tablets found in north and Mesoamerica.
The name Ayekah is akin to Genesis 3:9. When after Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree, God asked Adam, "where are you" or "ayeka" in Hebrew. 
Also, Samael's fallen angel was the "watchers, holy ones," and they "fell" after they became "enamored" with human women."
Haya the virgin is akin to Samael's counterpart Lilith, who seduces angels and can mean "to live or 'have life," or "to give" or "restore life"; (Genesis 25:6, Joshua 3:10), lively (2 Samuel 23:20), and reviving (Genesis 18:10, 2 Kings 4:16).
The seduction is akin to Nashiym, the Lilim, who seduced the watchers. Samael's counterpart and a mother of demons seen seducing the fallen angels as Naamah; after the fall, they had daughters: "Wholly new in the Kabbalistic concept of Lilith is her appearance as the permanent partner of Samael, queen of the realm of the forces of evil (the Sitra Ahra)."


Book II

AYEKAH THE DAMNED

A passionate and mystical tale about the love between a woman and an angel.

Fantasy/Mythology-approx. 50 thousand words  
(doing final revisions)

After seducing the fallen angels as Naamah; after the fall, they had daughters: "Wholly new in the Kabbalistic concept of Lilith is her appearance as the permanent partner of Samael, queen of the realm of the forces of evil (the Sitra Ahra)."

Synopsis: Ayekah discovers Haya's mysterious powers and a mission that in order to remain with her he must help fulfill. They birth generations of angel/humans and reform her culture. After her death, when not in her crypt, he roams the earth until modern times when she gives him an unusual command.


Book III





After the fall, they have daughters who set out to change humanity.  
Paranormal - Approx. 50,000 words
(doing final revisions)

Synopsis: The saga of mystery and otherworldly powers continues after generation of female twins are born from Haya’s fetus. One is fertile and gives birth to twins; the other is the watcher and guide.
Like moss on a stone of destiny, they overcome terrifying ordeals. Beautiful and haunting, endowed with a sixth sense, they rebel but cannot deny that their otherworldly encounters are beyond their control. 
Ayekah forms The Retais to safeguard and influence them, but they are fearless, even when confounded by terrifying events and apparitions.




Book IV

ROLO
(doing final revisions)


"And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth." Revelations 12:16."
Paranormal/Science-fiction - Approx. 45,000 words

Synopsis: Powerful forces influence the last born, Rayena and Aryana, each born to one of the last twins. 
To protect them, Ayekah forms The Retais, a powerful organization, as Ray becomes a Geneticist and Ary, a Parapsychologist. 
Ayekah tries to protect them from Sigrud Liera (Sig), a scientist of unknown origin, who uses Tardell, his powerful organization, to control Ray and Ary as he infiltrates The Retais.
Ray builds a research site near Rio San Juan to head a cloning project. There she battles with good and evil and is besieged by the unknown when she captures a unique species of Salamander; she names ROLO. She aims to heal illnesses, but Sig wants ROLO to birth human mutants.
Ary, compelled to stop Ray, enlists the help of Alex, a movie producer, and Ray’s lover. However, days before the 1992 hurricane Mitch, Sig makes Ray, Ary, and himself a living part of the first human/android, ROLO. Not even Ayekah can save Ray and ROLO as they disappear in waters of destruction.




Book V




Synopsis:  In a battle for eternal life between greed and magical powers, humankind almost becomes extinct. Ray and Ary join forces to infiltrate Tardell and destroy ancestral shackles that keep them bound to a destiny they come to refute.

BIO
Marta C. Weeks' love for tales started in childhood when limited by polio she read and dreamt of becoming a dancer and author. Her favorite reading place was the attic of grandparents' store by a small barred window, under a light bulb strung from the ceiling. After high school, she became a model and dancer. 

While a stay-at-home mom, she took college classes, hosted a TV show, taught dancing, and volunteered as a counselor. Her 30-year career started as a clerk and for the last twenty years was a Research Analyst.  

The Sylph's Tale won a third-place ISA award. A few of her poems were finalists at the San Francisco 2012 writers' conference. Her articles are published on Examiner.com and CBS Sacramento.

Marta and her husband live in the foothills of Northern California. They have many interests and a large family. He helps her edit, likes filming and photography. When not writing or developing her skills, she likes to read, dance, and social media. They also spend time with family and traveling. 

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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Hi and welcome! : Poem: Buckle

Hi and welcome! : Poem: Buckle: Buckle Let us not buckle  Under greed, vulgarity and pomposity Oh God help us not believe  You are on the side of rioters Abus...

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Poem: Buckle

Buckle

Let us not buckle 
Under greed, vulgarity and pomposity
Oh God help us not believe 
You are on the side of rioters
Abusers, greed and self-servers
Help us stand strong 
And return our country
To the respect and glory 
That led our forefathers 
To leave homeland and ancestry
Cross the oceans
To build a nation 
Not for pomp and powdered classes
But for freedom and equality
Jesus, Moses, Mohamed and Buddha
Rise amongst our people
Give us strength and purpose
For the time has come
To end immorality, greed and vanity
Ruling and toppling our nation
From the top of Lady Liberty’s flame
Into mire and stench.

By @MartaCWeeks2/5/2020




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Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Hi and welcome! : New poem: Greener

Hi and welcome! : New poem: Greener: Greener If your heart quivers For someone other Than whom your with Tell it that the other side Is only greener Until the f...

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New poem: Greener


Greener

If your heart quivers
For someone other
Than whom your with
Tell it that the other side
Is only greener
Until the fence is climbed
Or the gate is broken
And then
The true colors
Of disappointed longing
Or new flavors embraced
Turn into longings
One being greener than the other
In its commitment
For life is more than colors
And the heart beats
Not just in red
But in the passing of time
When what you want now
Becomes what you
Want no more
The self loses it’s soul
Hunger becomes a vice
And in looking
You lose who you are
And become the prey
Or predator
Of whims and dreams
Of what could have been 
Unfulfilled with longings 
That become the new
Lost and not found.

@MartaCWeeks
2/4/2020


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We are back!

On Monday, we returned from our 15 days Panama Canal cruise and ten days of travel from Florida to Cincinnati, visiting my husband's siblings and their families. It was a grand vacation, but I long to return to Europe in particular to Lalin, Spain; that has a story I will tell soon.

During the cruise, while at sea, John edited and made significant contributions and suggestions on VIRGINS, book three of the series. He is not into holding back critiques to make me feel good and why I trust him. Also, an avid and very picky reader, so when he said, "you need to write a series about the men,"  I was surprised and more when he added, "I enjoyed reading it" and "look forward to book four."  That's ROLO, which I will give him in two weeks after he has knee surgery, and work gets done in our home that was scheduled for after we got back from our travels.

Also, reviews from other authors, the information I am reading, and online classes, have ushered in ideas on plot and story that I am excited to implement and write. Soooo, busy, busy busy!







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