Monday, February 03, 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020

SM and trying to write and publish

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

How plot twists affect a story

I found this article on Creating Plot Twists reassuring because, in a pivotal chapter of Ayekah the Damned, secrets are revealed, and all changes when a young virgin runs into the Archangel of Light's paradise. He falls for her,  she is empowered while he is damned.

Fiction University: Expect the Unexpected: Creating Plot Twists: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy I'm up against a deadline this month to get a manuscript finished, so I'm dipping into the archi...

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Sunday, December 01, 2019

How was your Turkey day?

Last and this year I insisted on us hosting Thanksgiving. Craved the feel of family and love on my spaces! The patter of little feet and voices of those I love resonate inside our walks. The fussing in a kitchen that now only John and I use. But, like the song goes “that’s over now.” I informed family that I give it back to them. Not that it wasn’t fun!

Its so much nicer and easier for family and both of us to go to our kids or grandkids homes. We live far from everyone and those who like to host do such a bang up job! I used to be like that and now I am puttered out and that’s ok. Lesson learned although last year it was great fun, most of my girls even belly danced!


Today I am finally wooing into the nitty greedy of what I, other than our family, love the most: my writing!

 While doing edits and revisions on book 2, Ayekah the Damned, third draft I am also creating, for each chapter, a synopsis, character list and main events notes. Yes it’s taking time but I am a perfectionist and because it’s a four book series - so far - the information serves as great reference. John (my nit picky and fearless husband) is editing the complete third draft of book 3, VIRGINS. Last will be the third draft of ROLO, book 4.

So very excited! However if I we both weren’t research nuts writing, revising and editing, these books would be a real drag but we both love to lookup and get facts of what cones as the book flows out of me or we edit and revise. The entire series is based on mythology and from ancient to current times and in so many different times and places that research in anthropology and history are essential; but I love it! Get lost in it!

Look at the view of rain falling on trees behind a beautiful bouquet one of my girls brought.

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Fiction University: 14 Days of Writing Prizes, Starting...NOW!

Fiction University: 14 Days of Writing Prizes, Starting...NOW!: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy It’s the season of giving, so I

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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: https://www.martacweeks.com/

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

In the thick of it (beware: contains adult content)

Beware: contains adult content. Fantasy series based on Mythology.

To those waiting for Ayekah the Damned, please bear with me. We are deep into edits and revisions for the next three books of the entire Wings Of Immortals - series.  

I decided to complete the series first - it has a life of its own and keeps growing. Meantime The Sylph's Tale is still selling on Amazon and getting great reviews. To those who purchase it, because it was published missing chapters, the publishers and I will offer a free Ayekah the Damned book when released. 




Both start with the Archangel's seduction by a virgin destined to changed humankind. For information on the entire series, please go to WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES

To take a break, now and then, from this very SEDUCTIVE and TWISTY, TURNY series I am preparing to publish a Poetry Chapbook, have over 80 poems for it, some are on Hello Poetry I love HP. Also doing edits on Ayekah the Damned screenplay, as I've shared, it won a third-place award.

Not nuts yet but very excited. I hope you stick with me and love the Wings Of Immortals - series!










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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...

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES: ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS-SERIES Warning: The entire series contains sexual elements that might offend some readers. Copyright@2017 b...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES

Hi and welcome! : ON WINGS OF IMMORTALS - SERIES: ON THE WINGS OF IMMORTALS-SERIES Warning: The entire series contains sexual elements that might offend some readers. Copyright@2017 b...

Monday, August 19, 2019

Hi and welcome! : MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS AND VIDEOS by JCW

Hi and welcome! : MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS AND VIDEOS by JCW: NCNGRR Model Train Layout @ Nevada County Fair Grounds vimeo.com/269416811 Welcome to the Nevada County Fair-Grounds and NCNGRR model...

MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS AND VIDEOS

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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.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Poem: Last Wishes

I hope you share with me why you like or don't like this poem.

Last Wishes

Before I leave this life
I don't want a sorry 
         left unsaid
From anyone I have wronged
        forgiveness I beg
Matters not to me
         your share of blame
Before my last breath
        to smile at all I want
Wrong or right
         friend or foe
Not a tear unshed
Nor a smile 
          stopped from laughter
Not a truth untold 
           or a lie to nest
For what is life
           but a mere waking 
Into the next beginning 
A moving from shadows 
             to light
Sky to Earth
              hope to breath
There are no forevers
               in the flesh
Sorry travels endlessly
                wrong bones might forget
But spirit's sufferings
                  Never ends


Marta 4/20/2017

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: martacweeks.com click On The Wings Of Immortals series.
On Wings Of Immortals -series


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Loving


Loving

Travel with me 
From  our smile
Into the passion of love
Follow me in the song
Of breathless encounters
Goose pimples on eyeballs
Kisses into morning

Marta 5/22/2017



Tuesday, July 23, 2019