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. 

https://jerryjenkins.com/how-to-write-a-synopsis/#fiction

https://jerryjenkins.com/learn/tw-quiz-results-4-27/


Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

On Wings Of Immortals aka Elementals - The Series

ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS aka ELEMENTALS -THE SERIES 

Book one synopsis and brief summaries for the rest of the series

 

Book One: AYEKAH THE DAMNED, historical/fantasy narrated by Ayekah, the fallen angel and protagonist, seven Celestials, Haya the virgin Ayekah fell for, and by a mysterious female spirit. 

In the beginning, the Almightys assign Celestials to witness Earth's evolution and human creation and orders them not to interfere. However, after the Almightys grant humans an eternal soul to avert jealousy, they grant some Celestials dominion over Earth and designate one to be Archangel of Light, highest of all Celestials

Eons later, Celestials get more involved in the lives of humans, and the Archangel, captivated by a Maya colony marooned on an island, is damned for Eternity to be Ayekah, a being without a soul, after falling from grace with the Almightys for having sex with a virgin female he names Haya. 

From Ayekah and Haya are born generations of Angel/Humans, and as she changes the culture of her people, other Celestials also go astray. After Haya's death, in body only, for she remains alive in spirit, Ayekah and other Celestials traverse the world. Some become captivated by humans.

 To destroy all Celestial/human brethren, the Almightys send waters of destruction, but the dragon of Eternity rises and saves Ayekah and most of his and Haya's brethren along with a few of the other Celestial/humans.

 

Book Two: VIRGINS, historical/paranormal, is narrated by Ayekah, seven Celestials, four descendants from the last generations of female matriarchs, Sigrud Liera a malevolent scientist, and a mysterious shape shifter. 

Haya's descendants continue to procreate even after Haya's death.  In modern times the last are all female twins, one gives birth the other remains barren and is the watcher. Generations later, the last twin sisters are Ary a parapsychologist, and Ray, a scientist. 

 While Ray goes on an expedition to discover a new species of Salamanders she intends to use for cloning humans Ary, guided by the Pastoras, a divine entity, is besieged by dreams and apparitions. 

 

Book Three: ROLO paranormal/sci-fi is narrated by Ayekah, seven Celestials, Ray and Ary, two descendants from the last generations of female matriarchs - some only in spirit, Sigrud Liera a malevolent scientist, and a mysterious shape-shifter. 

The tale unfolds amid love, romance, and powerful forces of good and evil that battle for control over a new species of humans. 

Ray finds, in the jungle the perfect Salamander species for her cloning research, and begins to conduct cloning experiments. Meantime Ary, seeks help from Alex, Ray's lover, to help save Ray when hurricane Mitch hits and all seems to be lost including Ray.

 

Book Four: MACULATUM, dystopian fiction, is narrated by Ayekah, seven Celestials, Ray and Ary, one descendant from the last generations of female matriarchs, some only in spirit, Sigrud Liera a malevolent scientist, and a mysterious shape shifter. 

Wars and natural disasters wipe out almost everything leaving Earth virtually uninhabitable. Hell takes over as the battle between greed and magical powers intensifies, and humankind almost becomes extinct. 

To save a semblance of the human species, scientists use Salamander/human clones developed by Ray and other scientists. Most humans still living in cities are uncivilized, the wealthy and powerful are living in massive towers and ocean liners.

 

HISTORICAL DATA ABOUT THE NAMES AYEKAH AND HAYA

 

Ayekah: In Genesis 3:9. After Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree, God asked Adam, "ayekah," a Hebrew word that means "Where are you?" In the Torah, also referred to as "watcher" and "holy one."   

In Maya mythology, Ayekah is akin to Itzamna, a god and creator thought to live in the sky. 

Haya: in Hebrew, mythology means "life." In Genesis 3:9. Holy writs say angels "fell" after becoming "enamored" of human women. 

Haya is akin to Samael's counterpart, Lilith. She 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). As in Nashiym, the Lilim, who seduced the watchers.

In Maya mythology, Haya is akin to Ix Chel, the divine goddess believed to have helped create the world. Her powers include:

·                Healing.

·                Intuitive knowledge.

·                The ability to control earthly forces.

·                Choosing the sex of a human fetus. 

 

MYTHOLOGY ABOUT SYLPHS AND ELEMENTALS

 

As per ancient Greeks, the word Mythology is two parts, Ethos and Logo. Ethos develops from history, religion, nature, language, art, symbolisms, order, and chaos. Logo is the investigation of science and elements that makes us who we are. 

Myths about beings without a soul evolved the belief in spirits, one from each element: Mermaids from water, Sylphs from the air, Gnomes from the Earth, Salamanders from spirits. Since ancient times, scientists have spoken about humans as having an elemental spirit. Scientists now know it is normal Earth movements identified as "natural tectonics," or forces cracking the planet's crust with earthquakes and volcanoes. 

In the "Paracelsian concept," Elementals are supernatural "humanoid beings" that live longer than humans and are not immortal, but when a mortal weds an immortal, the humanoid spirit becomes immortal. 

In The Old Testament, Elementals are also known as Nephilim or "giants" or "the fallen ones" from the Hebrew word naphal or "to fall." 

The ancient Maya left evidence of their contact with miraculous visitors or elemental beings. 

 

THE SEVEN CELESTIALS AND THEIR DOMAINS

(Listed alphabetically, with their chosen genre, and domain)


CAMAEL: Male. Archangel of strength, courage, and war

CASSIEL: Female. Archangel of Solitude and tears 

CHALKYDRI: Male/Female Group of three. Carriers of the Sun's heat.

RAGUEL: Male Archangel of Justice

SARIEL: Female Leader of angels and a great healer.

TENNIN: Female Lives in the Buddhist heaven. A solitary creature.

ZADKIEL: Male Archangel of freedom, benevolence, and mercy.

 

SHORT STORY ON HOW THE SERIES STARTED

 

Holiness Defiled

One night when alone, I dozed off rosary in hand. I was delicately aroused by the rustle of sheers that lapped between drape folds mimicking tongues out of a dark gaping mouth.

The clock on the bedside chest read midnight, its red-light brightly pulsating as if from a beam that I traced from clock to wall where there looked to me to be a shadow within a shadow. I thought it was a deceased beloved, but the face was unfamiliar, the grin unfriendly. The cat, lazing on top of the bedspread by my feet, hissed, jumped, and ran out of the bedroom. No one heard my scream or my heart pounding into my head.

"Evil begone," I shouted when its voice, soft as the breeze, thundered into my mind: "I am not a vision, spirit, or magic, fear me not, let me confess how I came to be and what I do."

Every night I was alone, it came. My only choice became to face it and listen or go insane. 

It told me stories of a new world unfolding not from Sanctity, but from the pews of religion and technology. It said, "God, man, one of the same. Names and places changed to protect innocents even though there are none."

It displayed carriages of flesh weaving sins into blessings as people rode to destruction on good intentions and holiness defile in time and blood. "There are no mistakes, the day is one sphere, and the night is another. I am he who will guide you on this journey; my life’s story from alpha to omega.”


POEMS RELATED TO THE STORY

The Mardi's Song

For we are Eternal,

as fog rises, ending a fun-filled day

and the moon lights a star-filled night

to life, we come in innocence.

Until Eternity calls us, we must live on Earth.

In death, nothing is lost, for we rise again.

So spread your wings, creatures of light

stretch your spirit against blue skies

with the power and might of delicate beings.

Oh, daughters return to us in the wonderment.

Oh, sons who wait, witness, and claim.

You come from an eternal place

that humans cannot have nor sense.

Oh, flutter Divine.

@martacweeks2012


A Mockingbird's Song

An angel falls, a woman dies

from her virginity, a new world unfolds.

Poetry was my first love

Now I fancy myself a writer

not just a lover of filling my mind with words

I dream and crunch into stories.

Recently, I watched green leaves turn

into shades of reds and yellows

in their adieu branches left naked

like lichens in the arms of a tree trunk.

Now, as I write about him, buds appear

and as I read out loud, how a celestial fell

in love, and how after she dies, he falls more

recreating her for generations until at last,

from one, he must be born before the world ends.

Branches again crowd to touch, and a Mockingbird

taunts my mind as words leave me barren

To flourish again.

@Marta C. Weeks 2018




Thursday, May 06, 2021

I need your help!

Ayekah the Damned, first book of Elementals (my four book series) is currently over 69k words, it will be at least 80k words. The next three books are at present over 30K and all are historical/ fantasy/ paranormal: https://www.martacweeks.com/p/on-amazon-on-books2read-warning-this.html

However, I am told the synopsis is too long so I am trying a revised one, please let me know what you think. Than you!

Book one, Ayekah the Damned, starts when Celestials are sent to Earth to witness Creation and the Archagel of Light is Damned after falling for a virgin escaping the First Virgin Survival Rites in a Maya culture marooned in an island. 

After the fall, the Archangel’s name becomes Ayekah; meaning, “what have you done”. The virgin’s name becomes Haya, meaning “life”. From Ayekah and Haya and other virgins, are born generations of angel humans.

The book ends after the Almighties try to destroy all Angel/ Humans. Most of Ayekah and Haya’s descendants are saved by the two headed dragon of eternity that forms the two peaks of Mount Ararat.

The next books start in early modern times and go into the future.
Again thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards, Marta


Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed! 

Sunday, April 04, 2021

My Easter Poem

ON THE CROSS


Man on the cross on this Easter

Help us recognize that buckled 

Under pompous vulgar leaders

We excused immorality and disdain.


Man on the cross hidden by sashes 

To keep pious signing in praise

Not offended by blood from nails 

Or a crown of thorns.


Help us recall how You

Buckled under lashes of greed

Hung for us to stand strong 

Against borders to build nations.


Not for wigged powdered classes

But for freedom and equality

As You, Moses, Mohamed, Buddha

Rose to give strength and purpose.


For the time has come to end

Rules that topple our nation

And Liberty’s Flame

Under mire and stench.


By @MartaCWeeks 4/17/21




Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!
When and how to put your  characters in peri!

The emotional peril a character faces is just as important as the physical peril.

http://blog.janicehardy

.com/2021/03/4-ways-to-create-emotional-peril-in.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=last_week_on_fiction_university_march_29_april_3&utm_term=2021-04-03


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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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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Beware of scammers; if it sounds too good to be true, it's false.


If you are an author, podcaster or both and someone makes a too-good-to-turn down offer to be famous and make tons of money, they are the only one making the tons.

I get stuff from many writing, publishing and marketing sites. Have learned to delete the ones who bait me by profiting from making me famous. Why? Isn't that what I want? Not necessarily by dishing out $$$ to scammers.

The genuine ways to publish and or get income in your field and mine is via learning and hard work. For me, that means using ”real sites” and licensed agents. They don't ask for up front fees to teach the ins-and-outs of how they did it and how ”they” can teach me to do it. Don't have elaborate sites with long speeches and glowing lures: they don't need that! They make tons from representing real authors, promoting real sites, etc.

Also, avail yourself to Youtube videos where you can find lots of great advice without dishing out your cash. I was looking at publishing and podcasting and amongst the TONS of offer to teach me how to do it by making them money I found lots of free advice.

So you might ask, but ”how am I going to get known and sell my books, my product, etc.?” Certainly not by paying for said services. In this article from a site I trust are some ideas and useful advice:



Your comments and suggestions are very welcomed!


Sunday, January 03, 2021

About “10 Publishing Predictions”


About  Agent Laurie McLean Gives 10 Publishing Predictions for 2021

Thanks for the not-stiff-upper-lip buy the store and you’ll be famous very refreshing article. I do believe that my series will rock and that old gizzards like me who came up from the wild 60/70s and are now retired and writing will rock the publishing industry. We have been there, done that and survived. Amen!




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