Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Funny

A smile for your Hump Day

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

King Tut - His life a perfect dramatic story

Who watched the mini-series “Tut”? It starred Ben Kingsley and Avan Jogia (swipe the drool from my chin) consisting of 3 2-hour episodes.

“Explores the drama of power, political back-stabbing, war and murder and chronicles King Tut's rise to glory, his efforts to rule a chaotic empire and the enigma surrounding his death.”

I’ve had a little interest in Egyptian history, however never really took much time to do a lot of research. I’ve watched bits and pieces of things about King Tut on Discovery channel, but didn’t really pay much attention, other than there’s supposedly a curse on his tomb. I few ideas came to mind to tuck away for a possible, one day story. Yet, here it’s never taken shape. Maybe I should rethink some of my old notes.

Meanwhile, I’ve got to admit that I was well drawn into this show. The scenery was superb. The storyline intriguing, especially since I never really knew much about King Tut’s death, only that he died young. It didn’t surprise me that he was married to his sister. Their way of keeping the bloodline pure…but in reality, it caused many miscarriages, physical deformities, and probably some mental ones. No surprise that many royalties were paranoid.

There were times, of course, that I yelled at the tv. Like na├»ve Suhad, trusting Ay’s son, knowing that people were trying to kill her because she was pregnant. Then to let her guard down? *head shake* Big mistake.

The show was full of agendas, treachery, deceit, and complete chaos. He truly couldn’t trust a single soul. So sad. Possibly Suhad, but even she, being around the palace for a while thought she could be Queen since she would bear an heir.

His life was the perfect making of a great, drama-filled story.


Did you watch it? What did you make of it? The floor is open.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday Morning!

“No one put a gun to your head and ordered you to become a writer. One writes out of his own choice and must be prepared to take the rough spots along the road with a certain equanimity, though allowed some grinding of the teeth.”  —Stanley Ellin

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Funny

A smile for your Hump Day

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Christmas in July Contest

Join my Newsletter contest this month:


Christmas in July Contest

Who wants to win a $20 Amazon gift card? It's easy to enter.
 

There are 3 ways to enter my drawing:

1. If you already subscribe to my newsletter, you are automatically entered. It's easy to subscribe on the front page of my website: www.martyrayne.com .

2. If you friend me on Facebook or Twitter your name will be entered a second time. Links are at the bottom of this newsletter. (Please send me a quick email  with "Christmas in July" in the subject as well as your Facebook or Twitter name to marty@martyrayne.com for confirmation) 

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Contest will run until July 31st.
Winner will be announced on August 3rd.


So who is up for a little "Christmas in July"?

 

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday Morning!

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
—Steve Jobs

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday Funny

A smile for your Hump Day

Monday, July 13, 2015

Motivational Monday

Happy Monday Morning!

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”
—Julie Andrews

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Monday, July 06, 2015

Motivational Monday

Good Monday Morning!
 

“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.”
—Anonymous