Lucas in Front of the Met

A Few Thoughts Regarding Sounds After Session 65

I just put together and released Session 65: Alocasia, and I thought it might be a good time to sit down, write, and maybe reflect on some things that Carolyn and I have discovered along our journey thus far. Carolyn and I have recorded all of the sounds in our sessions, I think we’re definitely at 400+ sound clips at this point. I can remember the first day clearly when I took a portable recorder, a Zoom H5 that I was using for one of my other projects Worm Island,¬†out into the bustling streets of Suzhou, China. You can hear…

Winner

Arcade Contest with Literative Results

The contest that we’ve been running with our friends over at Literative has come to a close! Here are the winners! 1st Place: “My Rebel Brother Adam” by Sarah Hodges 2nd Place: “November Waves” by Sarah Anderson 3rd Place: “Percussive” by Cherie Butler You can read the winning entries and a little blurb about the creative process of the winners on Literative’s contest page HERE. Amazing job guys! There were a lot of strong entries in this contest, and it was tough to whittle it down to the top three! Look for another contest in a few months. In the…

Woonsocket Call EB Article

Woonsocket Call Runs Article for Latest Contest

The people of the Blackstone River Valley and beyond are catching the Endless Beautiful fever! The word of our latest contest is getting out thanks to the fine folks over at the Woonsocket Call! This latest contest with our partners over at Literative is turning out to be even more of a smash hit than the last one! Join the fun and get your entries in! Give it a shot with your family over the holidays! Here are the details: The contest will use Session 51: Arcade. There is a 1000 word limit. Entries must use the session for inspiration….

Snowman is Ready!

New Literative Contest Kicks Off December 11, 2017

We’re kicking off another contest with our friends over at Literative beginning December 11, 2017! The contest will use Session 51: Arcade. There is a 1000 word limit. Entries must use the session for inspiration. First place will be awarded a $30 Amazon Gift Card. Second place gets a $15 card. You can submit your entry on Literative by clicking HERE. The contest ends January 11, 2018. Winners will be announced January 26, 2018. We look forward to seeing what you can come up with! Good luck!

Typewriter

How to Use The Endless Beautiful Method

The Endless Beautiful Method is an extremely versatile framework that can be used for sparking creativity, building artistic skills, meditation, therapy, and so much more! At the core of Endless Beautiful are the custom 15-minute Audio Sessions. Each Session is comprised of original audio that the method’s creators, Lucas Pralle and Carolyn Decker, have recorded and mixed to maximize that Session’s effectiveness. Endless Beautiful Sessions feature audio recorded from a vast range of sources – trains speeding by, jumping in puddles, lighting matches, dolphins feeding along a sea wall, factory machines, woodland songbirds, bustling cafes… The diversity of sound is…

Winning!

Literative Announces Winners of Contest

Our contest with Literative was a smashing success! We had over 70 amazing entries. Thank you all who participated! You can read the winning entries and even a little behind the scenes look at how the Endless Beautiful session was used on Literative’s announcement page. Here were the top 3: NINE WAYS TO DECONSTRUCT A WHITE WHALE BY T. HAVEN MORSE UNTITLED BY JASMINE SINGH ALEJANDRO BY NATASHA LAYCOCK Good work!

Carolyn Decker

Wheaton College Highlights the Work of Carolyn Decker

The superhuman that is also known as Carolyn Decker was recently featured in the Wheaton Magazine and on their website. The article talks about Carolyn’s time traveling the world as a Watson Fellow, working as a Wetland Biologist, and of course, Endless Beautiful! You can read the full article here!

Woman Listening

Endless Beautiful Launches Contest with Literative.com

Endless Beautiful is providing the writing prompt with Literative’s monthly writing contest. 1st place wins a $30 Amazon gift card. 2nd place gets a $15 card. There is no cost for entry. You just need to write while listening to the session and submit what you come up with here! The contest runs from September 4 – October 4, 2017. There is a 1000 word limit on entries. Don’t think about it too much. Just do it and win some money! Here’s the episode with the session for the contest featuring Rachel Richey from Literative: Here’s the session by itself:…

Lucas Pralle and Carolyn Decker

Literative Interviews Lucas Pralle and Carolyn Decker

Carolyn and I recently did an interview with the folks over at Literative. In the piece, we share a bit about the really funny and weird origins of Endless Beautiful. We also delve into our philosophy regarding the method, what we’re thinking when we put a session together, and other tidbits that you might not pick up anywhere else. Here’s a little sample: I met Carolyn in a writing workshop in Suzhou, China. She was a poet travelling through on a Watson Fellowship, and I was teaching English there. Carolyn brought a poem about a country cemetery in Australia. I…

Entry Stacks

Good Luck Contestants!

The submission period has closed for This is Writing’s short story contest. Carolyn and I are part of the judging panel. We’re excited! There were 42 entries that came in from colleges and universities all over the world. The picture above is the actual stack of entries that we’re going to work through over the next 30 days. Daunting? Yes. But we’re up for the challenge! Winners of the contest will be announced September 16, 2017. There are some nice cash prizes for the winners of the contest. 1st – $400 2nd – $200 3rd – $100 6 runner ups…