Thursday, 14 July 2016

This and that



Nope, not the usual poetry post, I'm speaking like a sensible, normal human being today.  Am officially on home leave from tomorrow, which is just another way of saying 'hectic' and 'out of control' :) There may or may not be a post next week, depending on how organised I can manage to be. And if the wifi is sorted. 

Just popped in here to share that and a couple of other things. One of them is this anthology here




which has 86 poets from around the world writing about love.  I'm in there with some of mine. Here's the link.

I also wanted to talk about the Write...Edit...Publish bloghop which gets back on next month.  The prompt is Gardens, the sign-up begins on 1st August, the postings on 17th.  More details on the WEP page and on the hosts', Denise and Yolanda, here and here. I will be travelling back just then, but am definitely going to participate, maybe with a couple of days lag in the hopping.  I seem to be using the word 'lag' a lot lately somehow :)




Two badges this time, aren't they luscious? and a whole lot of inspiration! WEP allows enough freedom to interpret the prompt and make it your own, and then there's the feedback from publishers and authors. Check out the pages and join in, it widens and deepens writing/creative skill sets, apart from being a whole heap of fun.  Seriously! See you there.












12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the post, Nilanjana. I do hope you enjoy your home leave and don't get too 'out of control' as you put it :) The badges are lovely.

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    1. Indeed. The badges are completely a separate reason to participate! Thank you for your wishes, I'm always a little apprehensive about the potential these things have for out-of-control-ness :)

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  2. Huge congratulations on your inclusion in the anthology.
    Have a wonderful time on your home leave - and I am looking forward to reading your creation in August.
    Olga did an amazing job with those badges didn't she?

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    1. Thank you!
      Olga did a super awesome job with them! I hope your being here means that your computer issues are resolved?

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  3. Big congratulations! Anthologies are fun.
    If I wrote about gardens, it would be really short. One word in fact - flowers.

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    1. Lots of possibilities for world-building in gardens, esp alien gardens. :) Thank you for the wishes, anthos are great fun indeed. To read and write to as well.

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  4. congrats on the anthologies and badges. Most deserving, I am sure

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    1. Thank you. These nifty badges are promotional but I have some others that I'm truly fortunate to have.

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  5. So cool, congratulations on the anthology! 86 poems about love, nice!!!!
    Don't you just love being busy? I'm getting ready for vacation next week, working on a blog, vacuuming the house, and packing - all at the same time. Actually it's 90 some degrees, so I go from cool to hot to rest! :)
    Thanks from sharing the WEP challenge, should be a blast!

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    1. Thanks Yolanda! I love being busy in the run up to vacations only...rest of the time I prefer to be totally idle haha. Looking forward to the WEP, seriously awesome possibilities to this prompt!

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  6. Hi Nila! Thanks for the WEP shout out. Congrats on the inclusion in the anthology. Enjoy the mangoes and take care. My August is ridiculous too. Wondering how I'll fit it all in. I'll be on a writing immersion retreat during comment time. Hmm. But I've always been great at multi-tasking. Just as well.

    Alex and his one word. I hope others use more imagination!

    And Olga did good!!

    Denise :-)

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    1. Tripe wow! That sounds like a dream come true - writing immersion retreat!!!

      And I'm pretty sure imaginations are going to run riot with this prompt and we'll see really interesting posts in August.

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