Welcome to Tree of Life: Branching Out, a collaborative writing challenge where creative minds meet epic film music!
Writers representing all genres from across the globe were invited to contribute their own chapter to an album-inspired story, collectively written over the course of 26 days. Each writer found inspiration in a featured composition from the motion picture advertising music production house, audiomachine’s TREE OF LIFE album.
These clever storytellers spun the tale in whatever direction they chose, picking up where the previous writer left off within a 24 hour window, resulting in the ultimate collaborative tale.
Amazon Exclusive Tree of Life ebook Available Now!
Cover design by Ryo Ishido
Sunflower by Jennifer Redstreake Geary
This anthology is dedicated in memory of Tina Downey, our dearest friend, fellow storyteller and firm believer that life is good…
All proceeds of the TREE OF LIFE ebook will benefit the Downey Education Fund set up for Tina’s children.
Branching Out logo designed by artist, Jennifer Redstreake Geary.
TREE OF LIFE: BRANCHING OUT Collaborative Story
(July 15_Part 1) Amy Willoughby-Burle_The Great Unknown
(July 16_Part 2) John Wiswell_Rebirth
(July 17_Part 3) M. Pax_Homecoming
(July 18_Part 4) Al Diaz_Solstice Sun *audiomachine Favorite!
(July 19_Part 5) Gary Philip Pennick_The Fire Within
(July 20_Part 6) DL Hammons_Above and Beyond
(July 21_Part 7) Susan Scott_The Legend Begins
(July 22_ Part 8) Ruth Long_The Truth *audiomachine Favorite!
(July 23_Part 9) Djinnia_Breaking Through
(July 24_ Part 10) Daniel Swensen_Across the Horizon
(July 25_Part 11) KC Hunter_The New World *audiomachine Favorite!
(July 26_Part 12) Shannon Kenoyer Lawrence_Turning Point
(July 27_Part 13) Tina Downey_Cry Freedom *RIP August 23, 2014…farväl min vän…
(July 28_Part 14) Beverly Fox_Ashes to Ashes
(July 29_Part 15) Michelle Wallace_Life Chronicles
(July 30_Part 16) Mina Lobo_An Unfinished Life
(July 31_Part 17) Gwen Gardner_Hallowed Dawn
(August 1_Part 18) Angela Brown_Leaving the Nest
(August 2_Part 19) Lisa Shambrook_Day One
(August 3_Part 20) Sarah Wesson_Age of Innocence
(August 4_Part 21) Leighton Williams_Apotheosis
(August 5_Part 22) Elise Fallson_Equinox *Fan Favorite!
(August 6_Part 23) Vidya Sury_Hope and Glory
(August 7_Part 24) Damyanti Biswas_Remember the Titans
(August 8_Part 25) C. Lee McKenzie_Tree of Life *Fan Favorite!
(August 9_Part 26) Amy Willoughby-Burle_Final Hope *Fan Favorite!
Finale tribute clip created by Elise Fallson
Audiomachine’s Top 3
The Top 3 favorite excerpts, chosen by audiomachine, were awarded signed Tree of Life albums, by celebrated composer, Paul Dinletir.
C. Lee McKenzie
The Top 3 fan favorites were awarded original signed tree-inspired artwork by Jennifer Redstreake Geary, and a pound of Biltmore Coffee Traders elixir of life (trust me–it’s that good).
Two fans were chosen from the promotion’s comment section and were awarded signed TREE OF LIFE albums.
38 thoughts on “audiomachine’s Tree of Life: Branching Out”
Looking forward to it, Sam 🙂
Can NOT wait to see what you come up with, Mary:)
yay! It’s almost time!
Sit back, relax *or have a baby* and watch it all unfold:) Thanks for starting us off girl!
anticipating and freaking at the same time!
No worries, Mandy, you’ll be great! Have fun with it:)
tomorrow it starts. egads!
I’m so excited, and so nervous. 😀
The dragon’s nervous? With your fiery tongue, you’ll be spinning tales around us:)
This is such a cool idea.
Sorry, I forgot to add . . . are your guest writers pre-selected or can anyone chime in?
I’ve chosen my guest writers in order to encompass all genres, writing styles and a diverse global location. If a spot comes available, Julie, I’ll certainly contact you! Your last post still has me laughing:) In the meantime, come back and read the collaborative tale as it unfolds:)
Bring it on! Tell the dragon to cool down and smile. Actually, if the dragon smiles, I may end up with a flame-grilled burger 🙂
A good weekend to you, my friend.
Looking forward to what fun and havoc you and the dragon are sure to bring:)
This is so cool! I’m aspiring to be writer, and I love Audiomachine, how much better can this get? Well, even if I’m not a participant, I can cheer for these writers to bring something great to life, kinda like what Audiomachine does with every track. Wouldn’t it be neat, if also each writer got their inspiration from each track (29 tracks in Tree of Life) to write about that day? Oh creativity, you always get the best of me.
That’s exactly what we have planned, Eduardo! Each writer will be assigned a specific TREE OF LIFE track for inspiration:) Stay tuned!
How do we sign up to write?
I’m sorry, Himmel, but writers have already been selected. There is an excellent FAN contest starting July 15th, where readers will have a chance to win awesome prizes, including signed Audiomachine albums:) Check back soon:)
Omg .. it’s tomorrow! I imagine that we’ll be notified when we have to post, she asked in a very querulous whisper I mean whimper …
I LOVE it! So enjoying the tale that is being woven……..Can’t wait for the next episode
I’m really looking forward to this!
This is an amazing idea, Sam! I am excited! 🙂
all the posts are so enchanting! Now to find the music for double enchantment!
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Impresionante, aunque muy cierto en realidad, El único ser capas de dar vida es la mujer aunque para ello ha de sufrir, Pero es así como la luz aparece, en plena oscuridad.
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Wow…this is such an exciting theme. I would love to be a part of this and tickle my creativity. Sam, am following ya with the pretext that I do not miss out on any such notifications in the near future 🙂
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