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Nov. 2 — Region V Connect Photo Shoot
GWA
Region V welcomes all members to its first GWA Connect meeting! Meet at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2 for a GWA Connect photo shoot at the 25th annual Fall Festival of Roses at the Antique Rose Emporium near Brenham, Texas. Details ...
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  Sun Parasol Shines All Summer

As summer winds down and transitions to fall, Suntory’s Sun Parasol mandevillas are still gorgeous in the garden. Hot new varieties include Red Emperor with giant red flowers and Pretty Deep Red and Pretty Deep Pink. See how Garden Crimson is used as a bedding plant in this video.
 


Nov. 6 — Solopreneur workshop
GWA
If you wish you could be a full-time Writer, Photographer, or Speaker, this high-energy, highly interactive workshop is for you! This program is designed for independent workers who want to take charge of expanding their careers using targeted business planning. The deadline to register for this program is Oct. 21; so, take action today!
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Dec. 16 — Call for Pittsburgh Presentations
GWA
Only 21-24 presentation slots are available on the GWA annual symposium program, and we typically receive many more program requests than we can accommodate; so, act early before the program sessions are filled. The GWA Symposium Program Committee is accepting presentation proposals from speakers for the 2014 symposium to be held Aug. 8-11 in Pittsburgh. There is particular interest in proposals that address core competency topics developed by the GWA Education Committee. All online applications must be received no later than Dec. 16. Details ...
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Jobs — Hartley Botanic seeks writer
GWA
Hartley Botanic is looking for a writer who also happens to be expert at running a greenhouse — either for an estate or for yourself — or perhaps a botanical garden. They have a need for a written piece that will appear in a national hort magazine next to their ad in that magazine.
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GWA member logo downloads
GWA
Use of the logo to identify members and show unity among professional garden communicators is important and encouraged. If you are a member in good standing, you should visit the GWA archives to download a free members logo.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Turow: Amazon is killing bookstores, fair use is a serious threat to authors
The Digital Reader
Scott Turow, author, litigator, and head of the Authors Guild, was interviewed on CBS This Morning when promoting his new novel. He had a few choice words for Amazon in this four-minute interview, and then he goes on to ramble about current threats to American authors, including: publishers reducing royalties; search engines leading people to copyrighted books; Google wanting to use copyrighted material in search results; and academics who want to destroy copyright.
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Pew: Nearly a quarter of US adults owns an e-reader, but tablets growing faster
GigaOM
Pew released updated data finding that 24 percent of American adults owns an e-reader, up from 19 percent in a November 2012 survey. For this report, Pew did phone surveys with 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older. Women are still more likely to own e-readers than men. In the same group, 35 percent of those surveyed owned a tablet, up from 25 percent in November 2012.
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The role of news on Facebook
Pew Research Journalism Project
Although Facebook has grown beyond its beginnings as a way to connect people with friends and family, those connections remain the primary reason people go to Facebook. For 68 percent of Facebook users, seeing what friends and family are up to is a major reason they go to the site. Nearly as many, 62 percent, say the same of seeing friends' photos. Just 16 percent of Facebook users say getting news is a major reason they use Facebook.
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Why your brain needs more downtime
Scientific American
Every now and then during the workweek — usually around three in the afternoon — a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. The glare of my computer screen appears to suddenly intensify. My eyes trace the contour of the same sentence two or three times, yet I fail to extract its meaning. Even if I began the day undaunted, getting through my ever growing list of stories to write and edit, e-mails to send and respond to, and documents to read now seems as futile as scaling a mountain that continuously thrusts new stone skyward.
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Authors accept censors' rules to sell in China
The New York Times
Chinese readers of Ezra F. Vogel's sprawling biography of China's reformist leader Deng Xiaoping may have missed a few details that appeared in the original English edition. The Chinese version did not mention that Chinese newspapers had been ordered to ignore the Communist implosion across Eastern Europe in the late 1980s. Nor that General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, purged during the Tiananmen Square crackdown, wept when he was placed under house arrest.
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What are you writing? (NaNoWriMo)
The Verge
Each year, hundreds of thousands of regular people pledge to write a novel. In a month. And that month is November, which is also known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It's a pretty simple premise. Just write 1,667 words per day, each day, for a month. At the end of the month, you'll have a novel, or something approximately like one. NaNoWriMo is also a (totally optional) fundraiser for the purpose of promoting writing around the world.
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