Friday, July 8, 2016

WEP = GARDENS

 It's time again for a new WEP challenge! And the subject is 'Gardens'!


Our next
challenge is a great opportunity for photographers, but also for writers attempting to describe the most beautiful gardens ever seen. Like the Spectacular Settings challenge, you'll get to use words to take your readers to a unique place.


For example nonfiction on 'The Best Gardens in the World', or historical--'The Hanging Gardens of Babylon', travel- 'The Lingering Garden at Suzhou' or something similar for travelers.





Also, as always our fictional pieces with a romantic/unromantic garden scene, or photographs of mind-blowing gardens to motivate people, etc.

These are examples of great gardens, but some of us have personal gardens that are just as beautiful. 




What will you choose as your inspiration? The garden you planted or a great garden from an exotic place.




Since the southern hemisphere is experiencing the winter months, why not a garden covered in snow.







Winter creates a new landscape, sometimes a beautiful fairyland, at times a mysterious one, and on other occasions a frightening one. 




Remember a garden is a garden is a garden no matter what month or season it is!


Happy writing!






Thanks to the creativity of Olga Godim, here are two badges for the Gardens Challenge.










Make your choice but please help us advertise the challenge. We've been silent for too long. Maybe folks have forgotten us. Help us remind them!
 Help us Celebrate February's Challenge!
We'd love if you'd Tweet one of these:

Does a lush garden inspire your creativity? A new writing challenge. @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee join us http://yolandarenee.blogspot.com/2016/07/wep-gardens.html  #WEPFF

A Flash Fiction that inspires the gardener in you. Coming in August. Join us. @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee  http://yolandarenee.blogspot.com/2016/07/wep-gardens.html  #WEPFF

A garden can inspire beauty, horror, or love. What does it inspire in you? @DeniseCCovey & @YolandaRenee  http://yolandarenee.blogspot.com/2016/07/wep-gardens.html   #WEPFF


Will you join us for a new challenge?
You choose the medium!
You choose the genre!
You choose the word count (1000 word maximum)!
You choose how the prompt inspires you!

We look forward to seeing your contribution!

If you could change anything about the WEP what would it be?







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30 comments:

  1. Yolanda, you've done a marvellous job here! Can't wait for this challenge! I found my inspiration just today! I actually have to make a choice. But I'm happy to see WEP on the march again! :-)

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    1. Hi, Denise!
      Thanks, thought it was about time to get back into the game. I wrote my piece today, like you I found my inspiration too!

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  2. Those garden photographs are so beautiful! I might actually participate in this challenge.

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  3. This one will be tough for me :(

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    1. I'm sorry, Donna, we'd love to have your participation!
      All the best, work always comes first!

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  4. A garden covered in snow - now that would be cool. Thinking of The Shining and that maze - could be a horror piece.

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    1. I know what you mean, Alex, my mind went to horror and now I'm questioning the submission I just finished today. Even I'm questioning my choice! :)

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  5. Gardens sure grow and come in all times. I'm betting your "fictional" garden will be fertilized with bodies, right? lol

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    1. Um, how did you know! :)
      Wouldn't yours? I mean Murder Has a Price sure had plenty of bullets and knives flying!
      Yeah, it does, but now I'm rethinking, if not a new less violent piece, maybe a disclaimer at the beginning!

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  6. I could post a photo and an ode to my out-of-control tomatoes plants.

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    1. You certainly could, we hope you will!

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  7. Your photos are lovely. I have a real weakness for gardens that are wildly overgrown. I can see my neighbor's garden from my kitchen window and it is starting to look lovely.

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    1. Most of them are from Wikipedia so no credit to me. But those that are mine, do stand out, and not in a good way! :)
      I hope you'll join us!

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    2. I should reread it and see if I can come up with something to participate. Thanks.

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  8. Hi, Renee,

    Sounds like a fantastic theme! I love gardens and I can lose myself for HOURS in them. I would to JOIN IN on this one. Maybe this will kick me into gear with writing more often! YAY. I actually did start my first picture book about my precocious pup... Will keep you posted. Who knows...right?

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    1. Oh please do, Michael. Your contributions are wonderful! I can't wait to hear, and see more about that little guy!

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  9. There are so many possibilities here! I'm looking forward to this!

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    1. It's going to be fun, for sure. Hi, Laura!

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  10. Sounds like a great theme, so I hope a lot of people participate. Not sure if I will yet, but I'll definitely think about it. (Technically, all those weeds overrunning our gardens ARE wildflowers, right...?)

    Have a super weekend.

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    1. Yes, and I love wildflowers! :)
      Hi, Susan, please join in on the fun!

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  11. I had a coffee-table book about ornate gardens of Europe and it was gorgeous! I loved looking at it. Sadly, not everything could travel to Egypt with me and I left it behind. I miss it...

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    1. Hi, Lexa, hopefully you'll recall your favorite picture and be inspired by that. We'd love you to join the challenge!

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  12. What a fun challenge. I'm definitely joining this one. I can't wait!

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    1. Wonderful, Stephanie, we look forward to your contribution!

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  13. While I cannot participate, I still appreciate. The winter gardens caught me, particularly the path with touching arched trees. Lots of possibilities there.

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    1. Hi, Susan, I was intrigued by a winter garden too! I'm sorry you can't participate. I hope you'll read the entries!

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  14. One thing about the WEP I'd change? :) the frequency of course! Monthly! More of what we all love. But no, I'm just being greedy. I know it's time intensive and takes you guys away from your own writing. Thought I'd put down my appreciation for what Denise and you do, thank you!

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  15. Beautiful Theme and lovely pictures. :)

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  16. How I would la-la-love to be tramping through those snowy gardens. Ah, the coolness, how I adore it. Boo, summer in NY.

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