Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tree of Life

Yesterday, the first entry in the Tree of Life: Branching Out collaborative writing challenge was launched over at Samantha's site writerlysam

For those of you not in the loop, The Tree of Life is the truly inspired brainchild of Samantha Redstreake Geary collaborating with Audiomachine whose Tree of Life album was released today.  Preselected guest writers (of which I am one), representing all genres, from all across the globe, will contribute their own 150 word excerpt (wc is flexible) to a continuing story collectively written over the course of 26 days.

Each of the 26 writers will find inspiration in a featured composition from the motion picture music production house, Audiomachine’s new TREE OF LIFE album. These clever masters of the craft will spin the story in whatever direction they choose, picking up where the previous writer left off, resulting in the ultimate collaborative tale. 

The challenge kicked off yesterday with Amy Willoughby-Burle's entry (which you can find here) and will run through August 9th.  Amy's entry is seriously impressive not only because it's the start of our story, but because she submitted it mere days before the anticipated arrival of her fourth child!  Huge congrats to Amy on the upcoming bundle of joy and a super huge THANKS to her for an amazing start to the story!   Head over to Samantha's site to read the impressive start to this 26 part story and stay tuned here to follow the whole story as it unfolds.

I will keep the link up on the side bar (just click on the Tree of Life picture to the right) throughout the collaboration and mention it here frequently, particularly as we approach my scheduled entry (in case you're keen on my thoughts on participating).  Stay tuned- this is going to be epic!


  1. I'll give a shout out for the Tree Of Life on Wednesday's post.

    And thanks for the W4WS shout out on Monday!

  2. Many thanks, Bev, for the awesome feature! I'm so excited your a part of this:)

  3. I didn't know you were in on the game too, Bev! Most cool, I'll have to catch up on the entries now that I'm home and see what you've cooked up.


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