The Word Count Episode 28 OPEN for SUBMISSIONS!

AAAgunI love trying to guess what readers of my blog and fans of The Word Count will pick for each show’s theme.  For this week we had quite a few interesting choices, but one (as it always does) seemed to be the favorite and it wasn’t the theme I expected:

One. Two. Three. He caressed each bullet in the palm of his hand before slipping it into its chamber…

We’re gonna get some very interesting stories from this prompt!

So, what IS The Word Count and how do you participate?

I put together the podcast to feature writers (new and “old hands,” famous and just starting) as a way to get YOUR writing out there.  The show is simple; based on a prompt, you create an original short story, then record yourself reading it.  That’s it.

No ads, no hard sell.  Just a podcast with great stories.

Why do I do it?  It’s a hobby.  And I’ve been meeting wonderful authors through the show.  It’s all about networking and friendships.

The show has been downloaded over 10,000 times since it started, an average of

about 500 per episode.  Listen to past shows HERE or you can download/subscribe via iTunes.

Easy, fun and you’ll pick up a few more fans.

 

So…you’ll be needing the guidelines then.  Right.

 

THE WORD COUNT EPISODE 28

Submission Guidelines (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

GENRE: Any.

DEADLINE: I must receive your submission by 1 March, 2013

THE DETAILS: The work must be an original work based on the prompt (“One. Two. Three. He caressed each bullet in the palm of his hand before slipping it into its chamber…”) Do NOT exceed ten 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 should also contain the following (via e-mail):

  • 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
  • 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 March 2013. 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.

 

Peace 

The Word Count Episode 28 Prompt

bookstairsWell, the last show was a boat load of awesomesauce, ready to go again?

<Insert THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID joke here>

I’ve lined up a poll off to the left with a choice of FIVE possible prompts for The Word Count episode 28.  And you guys get to pick the next challenge for our cadre of writers!

Neat, huh?

WAIT.  You don’t KNOW what the Word Count Podcast is?  Well, read ON dear sinner!

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.

CHECK OUT THE POST BELOW THIS ONE for links to past shows or to here the last episode!

Now for the voting!

Off to the LEFT, I’ve posted five potential prompts for the next Word Count.  The poll will remain open until late Friday, 15 February 2013 .  You can vote once per day and make SURE your vote counted by checking the results!

(Select your choice, click the “Vote” button, then check the “Results” button to make sure your vote counted)

I think there are a few good ones to choose from…so vote often an early and get your friends to help YOU pick the theme for the next Word Count!

Peace

The Word Count Podcast Episode 27

Welcome to Episode 27 of “The Word Count” podcast!

The show is posting later than expected due to strange personal circumstances.  No more need to be said about that because the show is here!

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

 

What’s this week’s theme?

I’m so glad you asked!  The theme for episode 27 is:

Mistaken identity at the pub…”


Our guests this week:

bill_KirtonBill Kirton “Jim and Frank”

 

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 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.

Writing as Jack Rosse, he’s published a novel for children called The Loch Ewe Mystery.

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

 

AngelicaAngelica Dawson “Beautiful”

Angelica Dawson isn’t new to sex, just publishing stories about it. She is also familiar with blood sucking fiends, but those of the insect variety rather than vampiric. She is the author of the Vampire BDSM novella Blue Moon House and promised prequels to come. She has published a short story in Campus Sexploits 3 as well, both with her publisher, Naughty Nights Press.

 

Twitter: @AngelicaDawson

Website: http://angelicadawson.blogspot.com

 

MAFinkM. A. Fink “Incident at Squeaky’s”

M. A. Fink estimates he has read aloud 25,000 pages of text in his lifetime to date, on stage and in more intimate settings. He is the author of the soon-to-be-published illustrated novel The Found Diary of Avery Alexander Myer, as well as number of published poems and flash fiction pieces.
 

Twitter: @onetarot 
 

 

 

Websites:

 http://thefounddiary.wordpress.com/      (my novel’s page)               

http://onetarot.livejournal.com/        (writing/art page)                 

http://alternativerealism.wordpress.com/       (site that explores the themes of my novel)

 

MHolderM. Holder “Diary of an Assassin”
 

M. Holder currently shares her life with two men, an eight-year-old and three cats, her two boys grown and gone. The first sci-fi book she can remember reading is “Stranger in a Strange Land” with a dictionary near by if she didn’t understand a word. She disappears mentally every November for NaNoWriMo and has completed the challenge four times.
 

Some of her obsessions are origami, anime, terrible movies and tea. Not in that order. Her family worries about her taste in music.
 

She writes because there are stories laying all over the place and she just collects them. “The Diary of an Assassin” is an example of one she found in the bottom of a teacup.
 

Twitter: @runawaylolrus

 

eden_at_benmcnallyEden Baylee “Mistaken Double Identity”
 

Eden Baylee writes literary erotica and infuses erotic elements into many of her stories. Incorporating some of her favorite things such as travel, culture, and a deep curiosity for what turns people on, her brand of writing is both sensual and sexual.
 

Her latest release is a book of erotic flash fiction and poetry called HOT FLASH.SPRING INTO SUMMER is her second collection of erotic novellas and the companion piece to her first book, FALL INTO WINTER.

Connect with her via her websiteblogtwitter @edenbayleefacebook