Tuesday, October 31, 2017

J. K. Rowling comes for Trump in a single tweet

Really love that the author JK Rawlings has no problems in speaking her truth.

J. K. Rowling comes for Trump in a single tweet: The acclaimed author proves her chops in lengthy novels and in 140 characters or less; beware Trump

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Free: Self Publishing PDF


If you are considering self-publishing, as I'm, you might also feel lost in a maze of possibilities, here is a short instructional I came across, a helpful and free PDF from BookBaby.

Five steps To Self Publish from Bookbaby, a reputable self-publishing source.

"All the essential information you need to go from manuscript to marketplace" 

https://www.bookbaby.com/pages/pdf/5-Steps-To-Self-Publishing.pdf

Monday, October 02, 2017

Marta C. Weeks: Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy

Marta C. Weeks: Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy: Hi everyone and welcome! After completing edits on Book One I have given a new title to The Sylph's Tale; or  SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS,...

Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy

Hi everyone and welcome!
After completing edits on Book One I have given a new tile to The Sylph's Tale; or SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS, the trilogy. 
Update: SYLPHS; or, IMMORTALS, a trilogy
For more please go to: http://www.martacweeks.com/p/vrigins.html

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Emotional health for today

October 1, 2017
Instincts
We have learned that the satisfaction of instincts cannot be the sole end and aim of our lives.
If we place instincts first, we have got the cart before the horse; we shall be pulled backward into disillusionment.
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first—then and only then do we have a real chance. 

12 Steps & 12 Traditions, p. 114
Thought to Ponder
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional, growing spiritually is up to me.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The Rapist (a novel) by Les Edgerton, magnificent

Hi everyone, I'm told by several readers that The Rapist by Les Edgerton, I submarize, A "magnificent read."


27 Reasons to Read Guide to Literary Agents 2018 (and Win a Free Book!)

27 Reasons to Read Guide to Literary Agents 2018 (and Win a Free Book!): The Guide to Literary Agents 2018 edition is out. Here are 27 reasons why you should grab a copy today and start your search for a literary agent.

Monday, September 04, 2017

What are your favorite books on writing?


My favorite:

1) Dare to Be a Great Writer by Leonard Bishop 

I met Mr. Bishop at a conference in June 2000. He not only inspired me but gave me a four-page letter with comments and suggestions. I continue to learn from Leonard Bishop and find inspiration and encouragement when I feel like giving up. 

2) HOOKED by Les Edgerton 

Not only is Mr. Edgerton a great writer, his book HOOKED is an excellent guide on craft and writing. He is also one of the few authors and teachers who cares and is willing to help writers.


4) Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg

Was one of the first books on writing I read and that continues to inspire me.

3) Unless It Moves the Human Heart by Roger Rosenblat

A deep and giving book on writing that taught me how to reach into what really counts.

5) On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King

The KING taught me that I don't have have to bore a reader by including everything in my book and that I can write under any circumstance.

6) The Artist Way by Julia Camero

One of the very first books I read on writing and that freed me from inhibitions







Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Seeking reader and publication suggestions

Hi, and thanks for visiting.

I would really appreciate readers, publication suggestions and comments for The Sylph's Tale. The novella that introduces the angel and his beloved. Book one of the SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS trilogy.

Book One: The Sylph's Tale, is 15,899 words.
In prehistoric times, a virgin escaping rape runs into an Archangel's earthly paradise. He is commanded,  "Take your Eve" but damned to be a being without a soul. From their immortal love, rises a world of angel humans.  *Warning: Adult content.

*Cover is art from Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) - Immortal Love



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS

Hi and thanks for visiting, 

I’m seeking representation for SYLPHS; or, ANGEL HUMANS, a fantasy/ paranormal trilogy of about 99,000 words. The trilogy opens with a novelette that introduces the archangel and his beloved.

 *Warning: Adult content.


Book One: The Sylph's Tale, about 16,000 words. 


In prehistoric times, a virgin escaping rape runs into an Archangel's earthly paradise. He is commanded,  "Take your Eve" but damned to be a being without a soul. From their immortal love, rises a world of angel humans.

*Cover is art from Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) - Immortal Love



      Book Two: Virgins,  about 44,000 words.

From caves to castles: In 1841, seduced by voices just like Haya’s, Ayekah finds other virgins. From them - in the Middle East, Europe, and America - are born five generations of twins. One is fertile the other is the watcher. The women are strong and wise, have extraordinary lives ruled by traditions and rituals, passed and upheld by the oldest, keep them trapped in secrets.
Ayekah, like a master puppeteer, rules their destiny.


*Virgins cover by Bob Keck: Owner/Photographer/Artist at Digital Dreams




     Book Three: ROLO, about, 40,000 words.

A New World unfolds. Not from the heart of religious prophecy but the mind of technology. An event once holy will be seen as evil. Ray, a Genetic Scientist, battles with right and wrong while developing a study that brings ROLO, a cybernetic clone, to life. Ary, a Parapsychologist, foresees that Ray’s plan can drive humankind to extinction and feels compelled to stop her. As the head of Tardell Corporation, Sigrid Liera (Sig) makes Ray and himself a living part of ROLO. But Ray and Rolo's disappearance under the raging waters of Hurricane Mitch starts a spiral that will change humanity. 




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