Friday prompts

Today I am doing poetry prompts.

1) weapons

2) Injuries

3) ladybugs

4) hair

5)wealth

6) scams

7) pets

8) shoes

9) memories

10) sewing

Comment your poetry or email to Iampublishd@gmail.com to be featured on my Monday poetry. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Advertisements

Tuesday Tea Party

To be honest I have nothing to post today. So I thought I would ask questions about my readers. Tell me what you would like to see on here. Who are you? What is your interests? Do you like poetry? Do you prefer stories? Where are you located? (In general, not specific. Safety first here.) Do you like music? I love music. Do you have any specific song you are listening to right now?

I would love to hear more about those who are reading what I write. It will help me to know what I need to post. I struggle with what to post sometimes. Sometimes it feels like I am just rambling to myself. The likes on my posts make me feel like at least someone hears me.

World building level two

Let’s talk magic and religion. They are not always symbiotic. Is it that way on your world? How does the magic work? Do you need ingredients to cast a spell or just a word? Are there more difficult rituals that must take a longer time to perform?What are the limits for your magic? How many spells can you use before you’re “empty”? (Make sure you take into account the difference of using many simple spells up to more than one difficult spell.)How does one gain magic power? Do they gain it from a higher power, by reading and learning from books, from genetics, or some other way? (You can always gain help with this area from D&D player’s handbooks.) Are there forbidden spells or forbidden paths of magic? Some good examples of what is usually seen as a forbidden path or magic are necromancy and blood magic, or Demonology/pact magic. For the higher level spells, why are they more difficult? What about them makes them more difficult? The amount of magical power or prowess needed? The necessary ingredients? The time period needed to cast the spell?Is magic illegal in your world? Would your character(s) need to hide that they have magic? If it’s illegal, what happened to make it illegal? What are the main religious beliefs on your world? Is one more recognized than the others? Why?

Religion is a big part of every culture that can influence the daily life of large groups of people so it’s important to define it if present in your world. The other thing is that is a good way for world building, you can define the life of people, the way cities are built and the way of thinking of the population.-

Polytheist or monotheist: choose the type of religion that fits best in your world, it’s important because polytheist and monotheist religions have some differences that have relevance when you write. (not only the number of gods but for example how gods are worshiped or how are the followers building temples)

Read about real religions: this is a good base for understanding how religion works and you are going to see a lot of how to write the followers.

Decide the characteristics of the God/s: After have a clear idea of what you want to do (example: religion similar to Romans’ one or a mix between Egyptians and Greeks gods) you have to clear up some points:

  1. Is you god/s good or bad? : so how are they seen by the people, what are they famous for, how is their temper, are they revengeful or are they forgiving, if they are feared or loved or both. If you create more gods then you can decide to make them represent something.
  2. Are your god/s in contact with mortals?: The relationship with mortality; If they don’t meet mortals you have to decide if they communicate with them and how.
  3. Physical appearance: if they have a physical appearance describe it or describe characteristics that the god have when in physical form.
  4. Worship: While the points before where about the point of view of the God/s, you have always to define how mortals venerate God/s.
  5. Is all the population religious?: This is important because there you can determine the relationship between who believes and who does not or between different religions. Or say if is imposed.

Other points of interest :

  1. What role have religion in the State: So if religions have a political power, how much power do they have and if is used for good or for bad.
  2. What are the religion institutions: Is there a leader of the religion, what are the offices and how they are built, how much the institution influences the population.
  3. Where: where does the faithful worship God/s (temples, groves, churches, or at home)
  4. HOW: this is probably the most important aspect. Here you need to define how people practice their own religion, so if they only pray or do make sacrifices, if there are rules that influence the daily life, if there are festivities or particular ritual, if there are symbols that are worshiped.

Looking at my links

Trying to get my books all out on draft2digital. I have all of them on Amazon for both ebook(mobi) or paperback. I am trying to get the layout right for d2d and do some updates on covers and the like. I do all of the covers for me and for Serena. I am working with a couple of other authors, so I may be doing some for them as well.

This is what’s out for all editions.
Will post for each as i finish them. All Books will have three links. Amazon with two links and then one for everywhere else.

================================
A Pocketful of Poetry
———————————-

mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pocketful-Poetry-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009XG5FKW/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448293762&sr=1-5

paperback – https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1515266451/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1521488269&sr=8-1&keywords=Pocketful+of+poetry+by+Patricia+Harris

Eveywhere Else: https://www.books2read.com/u/mVB1np

================================
Creative Juices
———————————-

mobi – https://tinyurl.com/ydgqoept

paperback – https://tinyurl.com/y9s5xrom

Everywheree else: https://www.books2read.com/u/3J8AKK

================================
word play
———————————-

https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B0196XVPTQ/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

paperback. – http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1519794983/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

Everywhere Else: https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

================================
Sacks of Wit
———————————-

mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Sacks-wit-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B010RXNR8G/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-1

paperback –

================================
Pip the Pup
———————————-

mobi – http://www.amazon.com/Pip-Pup-Patricia-Harris-ebook/dp/B009KS4U4U/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_4_twi_kin_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

paperback – http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1516920694/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-4

===============================
Bedtime Tales I:
The Teddy Bear Picnic
———————————

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZK88NS

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6142704

===============================
Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost
———————————-

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4G8PJL

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/Bedtime-Tales-Princess-Lost-2/dp/1539455718/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1478895558&sr=8-1

===============================
Life Drops
———————————

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KGIK8G6

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6502919
===============================

Wayward Dreams
———————-–———-
Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MTTIJEP

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/6751392

================================
Prompted Prose
————————–
Mobi – https://tinyurl.com/mqua3so

Paperback – https://www.createspace.com/7014493

================================
Dream Webs
———————
Mobi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074CT1865

==================================
Literary Drops
———————-
Mobi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076P4Q88K

Paperback- https://www.createspace.com/7725660

===================================
Word Petals
——————–
Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078W69TRH

Paperback -https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983671029
====================================
Soul’s Door
——————
Mobi –

Paperback –

====================================
Music for the soul
——————————
Mobi –

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980990573/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KgKwBbF0F9934

====================================
Poetry Kisses
———————–
Mobi –
Poetry Kisses https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FXXBBNX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_kbKwBb5718E54

Paperback –
Poetry Kisses https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717918581/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ObKwBbE57D724
=====================================
Temporal Verse
—————————
Various locale – https://www.books2read.com/u/4jDOR2

Mobi – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J4QFSK7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_IcSUBbR3R36WC

Paperback – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1386556556/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Fs2UBb8RTBX47
======================================

Scheduled hopes.

So… In the past I have been awful about updating this blog. I am hoping that if I do a bit of a schedule it may help. So I decided to post my plan… Please be patient with me as I may still lapse.

Monday : poems. That will be the day when I share any poetry that I feel like sharing.

Tuesday : teasers. I have a children’s chapter book that I am working on currently, and Serena has her second book in her zombie apocalypse series. This is when I will be sharing teasers and updates on the work we are doing.

Wednesday : webcomics! This is going to be where I discuss webcomics and perhaps other fandoms.

Thursday : Reviews. Both tech and books. I am a geek who reads a lot. I really need to start doing a review segment on here.

Friday : writing helpers. This is where I will be talking about the technical difficulties that come with writing.

I am not scheduling weekends. And I may end up posting random other than the schedule… Cause life. You get it, I am quite sure. Also I may be less accurate to the schedule in November. I am doing the pad challenge and Serena is doing Nanowrimo. So I don’t know how much extra time for blogging I will have. But I will be posting. Just figure it will be less than I am hoping for.

Timing and verse

So I have been very sick or this post would have been made last week. I have finished writing the poetry for Temporal Verse. I am working on layout and will be posting links soon.

I am going to be doing the inktober challenge… And I will post the pictures of it daily. However, I will likely not be posting long descriptions with. As that would make it harder for me. Inktober, for the uninformed, is a daily drawing challenge. I will not promise that mine will be the best art out there, as the challenge draws some amazeballs artists. I am going to try to post here and twitter and instagram.

Then I plan on doing the pad challenge in November, and Serena is doing Nanowrimo. So I will try to post some of the results, poetry and teasers for her. I am not going to promise that because I may not have any extra time.

I have started branching into other places to sell my books. Draft2digital offers me options for many venues. I will be next week doing a post up with the links that I have already, and I will attempt to update it monthly.

There have been discussions on doing an audiobook version of Rust, Gore, and the Junkyard Zombie as a anniversary release. If we do it, then it will be May.

I have a couple of poems from the new volume to share, I will do it in a separate post. This is mostly just upcoming news. ☺

Also, I have been posting on Facebook a poll. The title for my next volume of poetry… I am leaving in fan hands. Cast your vote.

  • Soul Drops
  • Dream Drips
  • Dream Drops
  • Muse’s Masterpiece
  • Poetic Reminders

News.

 

black pen near iphone and apple magic keyboard
Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com 

I have been submitting to various lit magazines. So far only two have responded yes!  I will have my art in the fall edition of Creatives Rising.  And in roughly a month  my poetry should be appearing at http://www.bewilderingstories.com

Go show that e-zine some love ! I will post if any of my other submissions take off.  I am also going to try to submit more, as I think that I need to get my name known more.

Oh and before I go,  I registered Serena for Nano.  So I may not be posting much in November … Or I may be posting a lot. Not sure yet .