The Word Count Episode 44

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

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