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A show of original short stories written based on a different theme each 'cast! Read by the authors and hosted by Fantasy author R. B. Wood.

The Word Count R.B. Wood

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A show of original short stories written based on a different theme each 'cast! Read by the authors and hosted by Fantasy author R. B. Wood.

    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 93

    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 93

    Climate change is happening all around us. In recent years, we've seen record temperatures across the planet, significant melting at the poles, the accelerated extinction of many species, and an increase in the violence of major storms.

    Nothing epitomizes these accelerating changes more than the recent devastating fires in Australia.

    So with recent events and our theme of Animals in mind, this was the prompt to challenge our authors--the Word Count Irregulars:

    • 25 min
    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 92

    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 92

    Welcome to the start of SEASON 10  episode 92 of the #WordCountPodcast!

    HOST: R. B. Wood     SHOW NOTES: www.rbwood.com

    The theme for this season is Animals and we start with new stories all written about a photo of a lab rat.

    GUESTS:

    Bill Kirton – “It's a Question of Image”

    Maria Haskins– “Maze and Buttons”

    W. B. J. Williams – “The Rat who is Chaos”

    Eden Baylee –“Infestation”

    • 34 min
    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 91

    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 91

    Murder, Mayhem, and Horror

    Welcome to the 9th Halloween Special of the #WordCountPodcast!

    HOST: R. B. Wood   SHOW NOTES: http://www.rbwood.com

    A few stories for your listening terror this time around. The theme, along with the picture og creepy, fog-enshrouded woods, is all about Murder, Mayhem, and Horror. I've just finished the edits on my Supernatural Thriller Bayou Whispers and that inspired this season's Halloween Special prompt.

    • 35 min
    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 90

    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 90

    HOST: R. B. Wood  Show Notes: http://www.rbwood.com
    Here in New England, the evenings are getting colder and the trees are donning their "technicolor dream-coats."
    My favorite season is here. I wanted to select a prompt for our #WordCountIrregulars that would show the transition
    And as you know, the theme this year is Landscapes.

    GUESTS:
    Maria Haskins – “Becca and the River”
    W. B. J. Williams – “A Fall into Autumn”
    Eden Baylee & Bill Kirton  – “A Walk In the Woods”

    • 34 min
    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 89

    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 89

    Where Giants Walk

    HOST: R. B. Wood  SHOW NOTES: www.rbwood.com

    A lovely follow-up show to our LIVE show last month is in store for you, dear listener! I lived in the Republic of Ireland for five or so years back in the late nineties, early aughts. While a wonderful experience in of itself, my favorite bit about living in Europe was the amount of travel I got to do.

    As you know, the theme this year is Landscapes.

    This is a shot of the famous 'Giant's causeway' in Northern Ireland

    • 27 min
    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 88

    The Word Count Podcast-Episode 88

    A couple of the Word Count Irregulars read to a live audience at Readercon in Boston, MA.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

BuddyGott ,

A great show for both readers and writers

As my title for this review says, this is a great show for both readers and writers. Readers get to hear very good short pieces read by their very talented authors. Writers get to hear very well-constructed and well-written stories. Aside from the stories being entertaining, they're also educational in the ways that they are written.

Also, host R.B. Wood does a great job running it all.

If you enjoy writing or reading, give this show a listen.

CrossHavenHarpist ,

Brilliant!

A fantastic outlet for new and upcoming authors. I highly recommend this podcast for those looking for new reading material, those that appreciate art, or those that want to support writing in all its forms.

~Julia Mae Staley

Kadin Seton ,

Terrific podcast for writers and listeners!

R. B. Wood is a genuinely creative and entertaining host! The Word Count podcast offers a fantastic opportunity for writers to present their work, while providing a wonderful listening experience for those who tune in. Most of the episodes highlight fictional tales based on a predetermined theme. R. B. Wood gives each program a fresh approach as well as nice transitions from story to story. Well worth the time to listen in!

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