The Word Count Podcast – Episode 48 now OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

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train

While the new site is still a work in progress (I FINALLY got past posts imported from the old database…they all need to have format updates and I need to build separate pages blah, blah, blah…), I thought of a new prompt for the next show.

Actually, I was on the train home to Boston from NYC when I came up with three little word to drive out esteemed, wonderful and amazingly talented authors (the “Word Count Irregulars”) who participate in our show.

 

Those three words?  Hold onto your horses…

As we continue our march toward the seminal Episode 50 I’m soliciting ideas for the big show…so send me your thoughts on that.  Should it be a “Best of?”  Should we include Author interviews?  Should everyone record their stories naked (Like I always do)?  Who knows…email me or tweet me.

In the meantime, for those unfamiliar with the show…

The Word Count Podcast is truly one of my joys. I direct, produce, write and host the show—and also come up with the various themes our writers—The “Word Count Irregulars”—use to create unique and brilliant stories.

All for the listener and lovers of great storytelling.

There are no endorsements…no paid stories.  It’s all done for the love of the written word.  And downloads are always free.  Always.

The only thing I ask is a little help via social media to point folks at the show.

To start listening go to either my Libsyn Page or to iTunes:

LIBSYN

iTUNES

There are forty-seven shows available right now!

But in the meantime…Episode 48 and those three little words…

Train. Blink. Dark.

THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 48

Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

GENRE: Any.

DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 29 MAY 2015 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the key words:

“Train. Blink. Dark.”

Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes.

As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail or contact me for a Dropbox link.

Your submission MUST also contain the following:

  • Your pen name
  • Your latest bio
  • Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fanpage etc.
  • Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • A photo of you I can use for the show notes
  • At the end of your recording, please add “This is <state your name> author of <state your work(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast
  • Permission to use your recording in the podcast.

Send your file to me@rbwood.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 29 May 2015. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.

I’ll only be accepting SEVEN stories this time—so get moving!

Peace

 

The Word Count Episode 47!

Welcome to Episode 47 of “The Word Count” podcast!

Creating the show was a breeze this week with four amazing original stories built around the three word theme of “Theater, Tourist and Savory.”

Getting ready to post when I discovered my main site –rbwood.com had had it’s Joomla CMS hacked.

Totally my fault. I didn’t keep up with the updates because I was planning to port the site over to Word press to coincide with my book releases from Ragnarok…it was a grand plan that failed miserably.

Thus this temp site while I work out the details and swear a lot.

While I curse behind the scenes, I hope you all enjoy the latest show which is rather good and is the bright spot of a rather entertaining Sunday

But before we introduce our cadre of writers, a bit about the show:

What is The Word Count Podcast?

It is a free broadcast by writers for writers. Simply put, a theme for each show is announced via this site, Twitter and Facebook and writers are given a week or two to write AND RECORD their stories based on said theme.

Why?

Why not, says I. It’s a great way to practice writing and public speaking. It’s another way for writers to get their work “out there.” And I love to meet fellow authors and have a blast putting the show together. It’s just that simple.

Okay. Where can I find it?

You can listen to the latest podcast below, subscribe via iTunes or listen at the show’s site. 

Direct: http://thewordcount.libsyn.com/webpageiTunes (and remember, iTunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

Our guests this week:

C. Thomas Smith “Le Starbucks Douche”

Inside my brain is wet. Feel me ROAR!

Ten Questions with Chris

(Now sponsored by Satan, for all your infernal needs. Hail Satan!)

Eins – Chris, why are you so amazingly awesome?

Its possibly genetics or magic, many reasons have been put forth by scientists over the years. The prevailing theory is that I am awesomeness anthropomorphised, but I wouldn’t say that, it’s too big a word. Rather, I’d simply say that I’m just better than the rest of you peasant folk.

Zwei – Who would win a shark or a hedge-pig?

Depends, is it a variegated hedge-pig or a lesser spined laser eyed infinity hedge-pig with armour. You people need to be more specific. Sharks do indeed have big teeth but I’ve never seen a hedge-pig go bathing so that would mean the battle is on land and presumably quite a distance from the sea . . . I would win.

Drei – Some day you will be our Overlord, will you be just and fair?

Not a chance mate.

Vier – What is the most dangerous substance known to man?

Easy, sticky buns.

Fünf – The United Nations wants to turn your beard into a World Heritage Site, how do you feel about that?

I’m a little concerned actually that it may affect the beards eco system. At present it represents the breeding ground for seven species of rare marine bird, two tree dwelling mammals, a pack of velociraptors and a tribe of part man, part machine pygmies who have yet to be told their singing sucks. Also the beard likes to sneak out at night and kill cats. In the end it all depends on what assurances the UN will offer me, that and the huge piles of cash that I expect.

Sechs – What would be a fitting punishment for George Lucas?

Tie him to a chair and make him watch the 1978 Christmas special followed by those three, those, those, ugh, ehh, uargh *sound of intense retching follows for the next nine minutes* them frittata goats piss, god damn it. Now I’m upset, you happy guy, you made me sick. Hope you enjoyed yourself. Ah, fuck you people. *Drops the mic*.

Chris Smith is now available for children’s parties and wakes. Hail Satan!

Twitter = @KRSTVR

Web = krstvr.com

 

 Kadin Seton “Guardian Unseen” (Read by M. M. Tosen)

Kadin Seton enjoys creating tales that combine strong characters with science fiction undertones.  Kadin lives in the rolling hills of western New York with her dire wolf (at least he thinks he’s a dire wolf).  When she is not writing, Kadin continues searching the Finger Lakes Wine County for another fabulous red wine. Author of the series: Eye of the Draco

Twitter: @Kadinseton

Web: www.kadinseton.com

 

 

M. M. Tosen “Gastronomique”

 M.M. always had a love of reading and books from a young age. So much so that his mother had to limit how many he could read or he would not get sleep. This developed into writing stories, musings, (attempted) poems, and an affinity for the arts and music in general. He has always had a passion to write and is steadily being encouraged again by those around him.

M.M. currently lives in the northern part of New York where he works and lives and is fond of the weekends when he can write and binge-watch Netflix movies.

Twitter: @MMTosen

Web: mmtosen.blogspot.com

 

Eden Baylee “Morning Ritual”

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. She incorporates many of her favorite things into her writing such as: travel; humor; music; poetry; art; and much more.

Stranger at Sunset is her first mystery novel, on the heels of several books of erotic anthologies and short stories. She writes in multiple genres.

An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often!

To stay apprised of Eden’s book-related news, please add your name to her mailing list.

Connect with her via her website | blog | twitter @edenbaylee | facebook

 

What the Hell Happened?

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Hi Everyone!

 

Site looks a bit strange, doesn’t it?

Well–my Joomla site got hacked pretty bad…so I’ve brought this up temporarily to accommodate the latest Word Count Podcast.  Bit of a disaster at the moment but I was thinking of getting rid of Joomla all together…just not as quickly as I wanted.  You know me….I prefer to plan!

Next post will be the show then we’ll go from there.  Thanks for your patience!

 

RB

The Word Count Episode 47 OPEN for Submissions!

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Theater

Theater

Back in the saddle, Ready to rock ‘n roll with a new Word Count Podcast!

As we continue our march toward the seminal Episode 50 I’m soliciting ideas for the big show…so send me your thoughts on that.  Should it be a “Best of?”  Should we include Author interviews?  Should everyone record their stories naked (Like I always do)?  Who knows…email me or tweet me.

In the meantime, for those unfamiliar with the show…

The Word Count Podcast is truly one of my joys. I direct, produce, write and host the show—and also come up with the various themes our writers—The “Word Count Irregulars”—use to create unique and brilliant stories.

All for the listener and lovers of great storytelling.

There are no endorsements…no paid stories.  It’s all done for the love of the written word.  And downloads are always free.  Always.

The only thing I ask is a little help via social media to point folks at the show.

To start listening go to either my Libsyn Page or to iTunes:

LIBSYN

iTUNES

There are forty-six shows available right now!

But in the meantime…Episode 47.  We are back to our three word prompts:


Theater.  Tourist.  Savory.

 

THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 45

Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

GENRE: Any.

DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 1 MAY 2015 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the key words:

“Theater, Tourist, Savory”

Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes.

As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail or contact me for a Dropbox link.

Your submission MUST also contain the following:

  • Your pen name
  • Your latest bio
  • Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fanpage etc.
  • Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • A photo of you I can use for the show notes
  • At the end of your recording, please add “This is <state your name> author of <state your work(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast”
  • Permission to use your recording in the podcast.

Send your file to me@rbwood.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 1 May 2015. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.

I’ll only be accepting SEVEN stories this time—so get moving!

Peace

 

FINALLY! The Word Count Episode 46

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bill_Kirton

Welcome to the much-delayed Episode 46 of “The Word Count” podcast!

I apologize to everyone—especially our four storytellers on the show this month.  I’ve been dealing with some…entertaining…health issue of late.  Hopefully I’ve turned that corner and get back to both writing and podcasting!

The show this month was supposed to be released back in February.  The theme is “My Bloody Valentine” So now it’s My bloody Valentine…in the Spring?

Yeah.  That’ll work.

But before we introduce our cadre of writers, a bit about the show:

What is The Word Count Podcast?

It is a free broadcast by writers for writers.  Simply put, a theme for each show is announced via this site, Twitter and Facebook and writers are given a week or two to write AND RECORD their stories based on said theme.

Why?

Why not, says I.  It’s a great way to practice writing and public speaking.  It’s another way for writers to get their work “out there.”  And I love to meet fellow authors and have a blast putting the show together.  It’s just that simple.

Okay.  Where can I find it?

 

You can listen to the latest podcast below, subscribe via iTunes or listen at the show’s site.

 


Direct: http://thewordcount.libsyn.com/webpage

 

iTunes (and remember, iTunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

 

Our guests this week:

bill_KirtonBill Kirton “Haemoglobin.com”

Before taking early retirement to become a full-time writer, Bill Kirton was a lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen. He’s written stage and radio plays, short stories, novels, skits and songs for revues, and five non-fiction books aimed at helping students with their writing and study skills. His five modern crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and Unsafe Acts are set in north east Scotland and his historical crime/romance novel, The Figurehead, is set in Aberdeen in 1840. The Darkness won the silver award in the mystery category of the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards and his spoof mystery, The Sparrow Conundrum, was the winner in the humor category.

He’s published a novel for children called The Loch Ewe Mystery, and his latest publication is a satirical novella about online gaming and the real and virtual worlds.

He’s had radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC.  His short stories have appeared in many anthologies, including three of the CWA’s annual collections, and one was chosen by Maxim Jakubowski for his 2010 anthology of Best British Crime Stories. It’s also been optioned by a film company in Los Angeles.

He’s been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at universities in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.

Twitter: @carver22

Website: www.bill-kirton.co.uk

 

JDJ. D. Robinson “The One Way Heart to Hell”

J.D. is a current resident of Durham, North Carolina with her husband, son, and beta fish named Ghost. She’s a foodie, a recovering coffee addict, and a rabid fan of the dark and deadly. When she’s not out traveling the world, you can usually find her hunched over a keyboard late at night, typing away into the wee hours of the morning about demons, wars, and all the poor humans that get stuck in the middle. You can find out more about J.D. and her passions by following the link to her lair: http://jd-indieauthor.com

Twitter: @Sachula

 

 

LTYM_HeadshotCameron Garriepy “The Folly”

Cameron D. Garriepy is the author of Buck’s Landing, the first of the New England Seacoast romance series, and a champion of emerging writers and independent authors everywhere. She is a Managing Editor at http://writeonedge.com Write on Edge, where she created Precipice: The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge as an annual spotlight for short fiction and memoir writers. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of http://bannerwingbooks.com Bannerwing Books, a small independent press and publishing services company. Cameron also writes for her own http://camerondgarriepy.com eponymous blog, fondly recalls writing her first romance novel in middle school on an antique typewriter, and shares her life with her patient husband and six-year-old son. Her second full-length novel, Damselfly Inn, will be released on April 13, 2015.

 

RionaRiona Mackey-Wood “My Bloody Valentine”

Riona is a high school student, avid swimmer and star of her water polo team.  Not only is she developing her talent for writing, she is exploring forensic science and other interests in school. This is her first short story

The Word Count Episode 46 OPEN for Submissions!

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Heart

Ah, Valentine’s Day.  A Hallmark-store created sap-fest meant to remind jackwagons to actually be romantic to their partners.  What a load of…poop (What?  My kids read my blog).

Let me tell ya something, boys and girls—if you love someone, EVERY day should be Valentine’s day in some form or another. So for this, the 46th episode of the word count, our intrepid writers will NOT be writing about romance.

Heart 

THAT’s Better…

The Theme this time isMy Bloody Valentine.

This should be the antithesis of sweat hearts and cherub-faced cupids. We are talking horror stories that make the previous Halloween ‘casts look like Curious George stories.

So the detailed requirements:

 

THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 46

Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

GENRE: Horror

DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 13 February 2015 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time. How deliciously perfect.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the themeMy Bloody Valentine.”

Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes.

As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail or contact me for a Dropbox link.

Your submission MUST also contain the following:

  • Your pen name
  • Your latest bio
  • Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fanpage etc.
  • Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • A photo of you I can use for the show notes
  • At the end of your recording, please add “This is <state your name> author of <state your work(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast”
  • Permission to use your recording in the podcast.

Send your file to me@rbwood.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 13 February 2015. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.

I’ll only be accepting SEVEN stories this time—so get moving!

Peace

The Word Count Episode 45 is LIVE!

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Angelica

Welcome to Episode 45 of “The Word Count” podcast!

It’s 2015…the show’s been running for 4 years.  How the hell did that happen?  Well onward and upward!

The first show of the year has a very special collaborative story that I think you’ll enjoy.  Six wonderful authors and five stories for you this week!  All based on the theme:

 “Frozen.  Whiskey. Time.” 

But before we introduce our cadre of writers, a bit about the show:

What is The Word Count Podcast?

It is a free broadcast by writers for writers.  Simply put, a theme for each show is announced via this site, Twitter and Facebook and writers are given a week or two to write AND RECORD their stories based on said theme.

Why?

Why not, says I.  It’s a great way to practice writing and public speaking.  It’s another way for writers to get their work “out there.”  And I love to meet fellow authors and have a blast putting the show together.  It’s just that simple.

Okay.  Where can I find it?

You can listen to the latest podcast below, subscribe via iTunes or listen at the show’s site.

 


Direct: http://thewordcount.libsyn.com/webpage

 

iTunes (and remember, iTunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

Our guests this week:

AngelicaAngelica Dawson “Dive In”

Angelica Dawson is the author of Blue Moon House, which has been in the top ten best-selling titles at Naughty Nights Press for over six months. She has also written two short stories, “The Highest Bidder” and “Leave Taking” which were each included in anthologies.She contributes flash fiction to several blogging collectives and excerpts from work in progress can also be found on her blog (http://angelicadawson.blogspot.com). She is active on Facebook (http://facebook.com/authorangelicadawson) and Twitter (@angelicadawson)She has been writing for several years and having sex a lot longer than that. Angelica is a wife, mother and environmental consultant. Her love of plants and the outdoors is not diminished by the bloodsucking hoards – mosquitoes and black flies, not vampires.
And her latest Blue Moon House book is releasing this Friday!

Naughty Nights Press – http://naughtynightspress.com/nnpstore2/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=4&amp;products_id=118

All Romance Ebooks – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-gentleman-1718043-358.html

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RNIWRB2

 

Krstvr_White_IC. Thomas Smith “Skin”

I purposely copy (usually verbatim) the completely barking mad Bios CTS send to me.  This one is ALMOST copied in its entirety:

“Sometimes I wear my face, sometimes a total strangers, like

a hobo, or large goldfish. But deep down I’m still that same person

that crazed, manic and quite possibly dangerous sociopath voted most

likely to steal your kidneys in school.

By THE WAY, I JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE SEVERAL PAIRS OF slightly used

KIDNEYS if anyone wants to make AN offer. The BIDDING starts at TEN

EURO, a decent SANDWICH, your home ADDRESS, a spoon AND enough ice to

fill A bathtub.

For more details hit me up at <Redacted because: NO.  Just NO. J> on twitter.

Can anyone else hear that?

Never mind.”

Twitter = @KRSTVR

Web = krstvr.com

Email = krstvr.scribbler@gmail.com

 

SetonKadin Seton “Killing Some Time”

Someone who makes up stuff and puts it on paper. Lover of science fiction and fine wine – especially when consumed together.  Author of the series: Eye of the Draco

Website: http://www.kadinseton.com

Twitter: @kadinseton

 

 

 

MMunson2Matthew Munson “Time is a Killer”

Matthew is English, a writer, a Grammar Pedant and a writer. Quite possibly in that order.

He’s the author of two books, Fall From Grace and Leap of Faith, that are published through Inspired Quill, and an unabashed fantasy geek He loves – absolutely adores – the work of Terry Pratchett, China Mieville, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman … etc, etc, etc.

Oh, and he’s also one of The Two Dyspraxics. There’s another one, obviously, otherwise the title just doesn’t make sense.

Twitter: @mnwjm1981

Websites: www.matthewmunson.co.uk or www.facebook.com/matthewmunsonauthor

 

Eden Baylee & Bill Kirton “The Wrong Shoes”

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Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. She incorporates many of her favorite things into her writing such as: travel; humor; music; poetry; art; and much more.

Stranger at Sunset is her first mystery novel, on the heels of several books of erotic anthologies and short stories. She writes in multiple genres.

 

An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often!

 

To stay apprised of Eden’s book-related news, please add your name to her mailing list.

 

Connect with her via her websiteblogtwitter @edenbayleefacebook

 

 

Before taking early retirement to become a full-time writer, Bill Kirton was a lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen. He’s written stage and radio plays, short stories, novels, skits and songs for revues, and five non-fiction books aimed at helping students with their writing and study skills. His five modern crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and Unsafe Acts are set in north east Scotland and his historical crime/romance novel, The Figurehead, is set in Aberdeen in 1840. The Darkness won the silver award in the mystery category of the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards and his spoof mystery, The Sparrow Conundrum, was the winner in the humor category.

 

He’s published a novel for children called The Loch Ewe Mystery, and his latest publication is a satirical novella about online gaming and the real and virtual worlds.

 

He’s had radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC.  His short stories have appeared in many anthologies, including three of the CWA’s annual collections, and one was chosen by Maxim Jakubowski for his 2010 anthology of Best British Crime Stories. It’s also been optioned by a film company in Los Angeles.

 

He’s been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at universities in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.

 

Twitter: @carver22

Website: www.bill-kirton.co.uk

Blog: www.Livingwritingandotherstuff.blogspot.com

The Word Count Episode 45 OPEN for SUBMISSIONS

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Jack

The Word Count Podcast is truly one of my joys. I direct, produce, write and host the show—and also come up with the various themes our writers—The “Word Count Irregulars”—use to create unique and brilliant stories.

All for the listener and lovers of great storytelling.

There are no endorsements…no paid stories.  It’s all done for the love of the written word.  And downloads are always free.  Always.

The only thing I ask is a little help via social media to point folks at the show.

To start listening go to either my Libsyn Page or to iTunes:

LIBSYN

iTUNES

There are forty-four shows available right now!

So it’s now 2015…and I’ve sobered up nicely—hope you all had a happy and healthy holiday!

But it’s back to work…so clear away all the empty bottles, discarded pizza boxes, and relatives that just won’t go home so you can write in peace.

The theme for the next show consists of three words:

FROZEN, WHISKEY, TIME

Jack


 

 

Please read and comply with ALL the Guidelines below. I look forward to your stories!

THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 45

Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

GENRE: Any.

DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 16 JANUARY 2015 by MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the key words:

“Frozen, Whiskey, Time”

Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes.

As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail or contact me for a Dropbox link.

Your submission MUST also contain the following:

  • Your pen name
  • Your latest bio
  • Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fanpage etc.
  • Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • A photo of you I can use for the show notes
  • At the end of your recording, please add “This is <state your name> author of <state your work(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast”
  • Permission to use your recording in the podcast.

Send your file to me@rbwood.com (or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 16 January 2015. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.

I’ll only be accepting SEVEN stories this time—so get moving! J

Peace

The Word Count Episode 44

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eden_at_benmcnally

Welcome to Episode 44 of “The Word Count” podcast!

Well things do tend to taper off for the end of the year—between NaNoWriMo, the holidays and the general chaos that accompanies all of it.  So we have three stories for you this week based on a three word prompt.  Those three words?

“Woman. Book. Fall.”

But before we introduce our cadre of writers, a bit about the show:

What is The Word Count Podcast?

It is a free broadcast by writers for writers.  Simply put, a theme for each show is announced via this site, Twitter and Facebook and writers are given a week or two to write AND RECORD their stories based on said theme.

Why?

Why not, says I.  It’s a great way to practice writing and public speaking.  It’s another way for writers to get their work “out there.”  And I love to meet fellow authors and have a blast putting the show together.  It’s just that simple.

Okay.  Where can I find it?

You can listen to the latest podcast below, subscribe via iTunes or listen at the show’s site.

 


Direct: http://thewordcount.libsyn.com/webpage

 

iTunes (and remember, iTunes takes their sweet time in posting.  If you don’t see it yet, keep trying!): http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-word-count/id392550989

Our guests this week:

eden_at_benmcnallyEden Baylee “Bookmark”

Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to become a full-time writer. She incorporates many of her favorite things into her writing such as: travel; humor; music; poetry; art; and much more.

Stranger at Sunset is her first mystery novel, on the heels of several books of erotic anthologies and short stories. She writes in multiple genres.

An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often!

To stay apprised of Eden’s book-related news, please add your name to her mailing list.

Connect with her via her websiteblogtwitter @edenbayleefacebook

 

bill_KirtonBill Kirton “The Fall”

Before taking early retirement to become a full-time writer, Bill Kirton was a lecturer in French at the University of Aberdeen. He’s written stage and radio plays, short stories, novels, skits and songs for revues, and five non-fiction books aimed at helping students with their writing and study skills. His five modern crime novels, Material Evidence, Rough Justice, The Darkness, Shadow Selves and Unsafe Acts are set in north east Scotland and his historical crime/romance novel, The Figurehead, is set in Aberdeen in 1840. The Darkness won the silver award in the mystery category of the 2011 Forward National Literature Awards and his spoof mystery, The Sparrow Conundrum, was the winner in the humor category.

He’s published a novel for children called The Loch Ewe Mystery, and his latest publication is a satirical novella about online gaming and the real and virtual worlds.

He’s had radio plays broadcast by the BBC and the Australian BC.  His short stories have appeared in many anthologies, including three of the CWA’s annual collections, and one was chosen by Maxim Jakubowski for his 2010 anthology of Best British Crime Stories. It’s also been optioned by a film company in Los Angeles.

He’s been a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at universities in Aberdeen, Dundee and St Andrews.

Twitter: @carver22

Website: www.bill-kirton.co.uk

Blog: www.Livingwritingandotherstuff.blogspot.com

 

kimmydon2shrunkKimberly Gould “Wonderland”

Kimberly Gould hates being called Kimmy, but her mom called her Kimmydonn and that was okay. When she isn’t writing about the post-apocalyptic world, she is working to prevent an apocalypse as an environmental consultant. She is the author of Never Say Die: A Zombie Time Loop Story, Thickness of Blood, and her post-apocalyptic renaissance series, Cargon. You can find her anywhere online as Kimmydonn, including her webpage, Kimmydonn.com, and twitter (@Kimmydonn).

 

SUBMISSIONS are now OPEN! The Word Count Podcast Episode 44

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Noir

NoirThe Word Count Podcast is truly one of my joys. I direct, produce, write and host the show—and also come up with the various themes our writers—The Word Count Irregulars—use to create unique and brilliant stories.

All for the listener.

There are no endorsements…no paid stories.  It’s all done for the love of the written word.  And downloads are always free.  Always.

The only thing I ask is a little help via social media to point folks at the show.

To start listening go to either my Libsyn Page or to iTunes:

LIBSYN 

iTUNES

There are forty-three shows up there now.

Now for Episode 44

The theme for the next show consists of three words:

 

WOMAN, BOOK, FALL

Please read and comply with ALL the Guidelines below. I look forward to your stories!

 

THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 44

Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

GENRE: Any.

DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2014 at MIDNIGHT Eastern time.

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the key words:

“Woman. Book. Fall.”

Do NOT exceed SEVEN minutes.

As this is a podcast, I need to receive a file of YOU, a friend or multiple friends reading (singing or otherwise performing) your work. MP3 FORMAT ONLY, and please attach your MP3 file to an e-mail or contact me for a Dropbox link.

Your submission MUST also contain the following:

  • Your pen name
  • Your latest bio
  • Links to your website(s) – Include your personal site, Facebook Fanpage etc.
  • Your Twitter handle (if you have one)
  • A photo of you I can use for the show notes
  • At the end of your recording, please add “This is <state your name> author of <state your work(s)> and you’re listening to The Word Count Podcast”
  • Permission to use your recording in the podcast.

 

Send your file to me@rbwood.com(or via the dropbox link I can provide) by 21 NOVEMBER 2014. You can also e-mail me with questions beforehand. I do reserve the right NOT to post your submission, but will communicate that to you should it be the case. I add the ‘Explicit’ tag to the ‘cast, so if your story uses adult themes or language that’s ok—but it should be necessary for the story.

This time, there will be NO LIMIT to the number of stories we’ll be accepting.  Get writing and recording!

 

Peace