Vertical Garden Blooms With 85,000 Plants in The Heart of Bogota

Amazing. Someone in the U.S. should do this in our major cities. This is such a great idea! Of course, someone would have to be paid to keep the plants trimmed and healthy. Reblogged from


Behold: the largest vertical garden in the world. Located in Bogota, Colombia, the Santalaia building is completely covered with a lush layer of 85,000 plants that span 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet).

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EDITING 101: 39 – Writing Your Synopsis and Back Cover Blurbs…

Lots of helpful information here about writing synopsis/back cover blurbs. reblogged from

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

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Writing Your Synopsis and Back Cover Blurbs

Congratulations on finally finishing your book! But wait a minute…you didn’t think you were done, did you? Naw! You still have to write your synopsis and the blurb for your back cover!

A synopsis is a brief summary of your book for an acquisitions editor or an agent, the key word being “brief.” If you’re a plotter, and have outlined your book before or while writing it, you have an advantage at this point over the pantser, who just let his book happen. You can use your outline and notes to help you condense your book down into a synopsis. A synopsis should be written in third person present tense, which is generally different…

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Write smarter, not harder! And make it a habit

Calling all writers, writing procrastinators, self-accusers, and more! If you are looking for a helpful site to inspire you to get with it and write, without pressure, but with lots of positive feedback, Join the Page-A-Week Writer’s Club hosted by Timothy Pike. Reblogged from https://

What Inspires Your Writing?

Hallelujah, it’s raining Club members! And I am positively thrilled.

It’s a cleansing rain?a cloudburst on a sunny spring day that leaves the grass greener and the air crisper.

And it’s a rain that offers a fresh start. Opportunity. Myriad possibilities.

Can the same be said for your writing life?

It can now. Join us for the launch of the Page-a-Week Writers Club!

It’s a no-pressure writing program geared toward the busy writer?she who does not always have time to write. It’s also aimed at the unfocused writer?he who may need a frequent nudge and an occasional prompt.

You’ll write on your schedule, at your pace. You’ll get encouragement in your e-mail inbox. Soon, writing regularly will become a habit.

You can choose to share your work and accept feedback. You can meet and network with other writers, if that’s your thing. Or you can work in…

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…the day it rained money… and we couldn’t laugh…

If you want something to smile or laugh about, (take your pick), this is a must-read. Reblogged from

Seumas Gallacher

…I s’pose yeez would’ve had to be there… but I’ve been giggling away all morning at the memory of it… come with me, back more than 50 years… picture the young Master Gallacher, newly minted apprentice at the redoubtable Clydesdale & North of Scotland Bank Limited, Govan Cross Branch in Docklands Govan in Glasgow… the freshest Trainee Master of the Financial Universe... the personnel in the branch were great guys… the Manager, Mister George Galloway, the  epitome of the pin-striped Scottish Banker, defender of his clients’ pennies and bawbees… bowler hat and constantly furled umbrella as much a part of his uniform as his distinguished manner of addressing staff and customers alike… his number two, nominally adorned with the title, the Bank Accountant,MisterWilliam (call me Bill) Melvin, was a man with the detachable banker’s daily stiff white collar on his immaculately white shirts and…

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How To Radically Revise Your Novel

This is such a great post. Radical Revisions for Your Novels is surely a must have for any author. All novels need revision before going to print/publication so this will be very helpful. Reblogged from

Rachel Poli

Radical revision is a term to revise or rewrite your current draft. It’s a tool to help your reimagine your story.

This is a method I learned in school when I was working on my English degree. I’ve kept the notes these past two years because I found it to be helpful and a pretty cool method. It didn’t seem so at the time because it was homework, but I do think it helps.

How To Radically Revise Your NovelWhat does radical revision do?

The point of radically revising your novel is to try something new, something different you wouldn’t normally do. Rewrite your current draft in a new way and see which one works better.

It may or may not work, but you’re experimenting, getting to know your novel and characters at a deeper level, and you’re practicing new forms of writing.

In a way, I guess you could look at this as a…

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Beautiful Landscape Photography

Photographs to inspire stories, poetry, novels, paintings, art, etc. Oh, the goodness of God to give man the ability to create cameras that can capture the beauty that only He can create. Reblogged from


Beautiful Landscape Photography by Carlos LazariniCarlos Lazarini is a talented self-taught photographer, traveler and instagramer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Carlos documents his travels and adventures, he shoots a lot of landscape, nature and lifestyle photography.

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Photo prompt round-up – Beacon #writephoto

Love this photo prompt. So many directions to go with this one. Novel ideas anyone? Or short story? Reblogged from

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

The photograph for this week’s prompt was taken beneath a northern sky. It shows one of the network of beacons that cross the UK, many erected to blaze as a trail of over 2,500 lights to welcome the Millennium, some on sites older than memory. Beacon fires are part of our oldest history and have heralded the great events and turning points of our land. It is curious that in the responses, there have been mixed views on whether its lighting should be one of hope or warning… or perhaps there is not so much difference between the two as we would like to think.


Waiting, quiescent

Signalling peace in silence

As storm clouds gather.

There were, as always, some wonderful contributions this week. Some posts have been reblogged, but please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for the author! A…

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Photo prompt round-up: Creature #writephoto

Another interesting photo prompt from Sue Vincent. Reblogged from

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

I nearly missed the deadline this week, as I seem to have lost an entire day somewhere. Perhpas I too had an unseen Halloween visitor.The photograph for this week’s prompt was taken inside the cavern known as Odin’s Mine. I always take a first photo as soon as I go into an ancient place against which to compare later images. It is dark in the cavern, as soon as you get away from the cave mouth. Whatever this was, we didn’t  see it until we looked at the photographs later…



Between Dark and Light

The Dweller on the Threshold

Challenging passage

Feeding on the fears that rise

We ourselves are its Keeper

There have been some really great contributions this week and, as always, I have reblogged as many as I could. Please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for…

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