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The Weekend Write-In

The Weekend Write-In

By Weekend Write-In
The Weekend Write-In is a dedicated group of writers who each week draft and share flash fiction stories of 500 words or less inspired by a one-word prompt. In this podcast series, we share some of these stories as read by the authors themselves.
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Season 3: Episode 4 In Memorandum
This episode is a tribute to a long-time contributor to the Weekend Write-In, Christine Larsen. Christine passed away in June from lung cancer. In this episode we share some of our favourite stories by Christine, highlighting her family, her sense of humour and her life in Southern Australia. She will be missed by people all over the world.
22:41
July 30, 2022
Episode 3: Celebrating Tevun-Krus Magazine's 100th Issue
Wattpad's sci-fi ezine, Tevun-Krus, has published its 100th issue this month. We here at the Weekend Write-In Podcast are excited to share five of the stories featured in this landmark issue as read by the authors themselves. So zip up that space suit and buckle up we are about to blast off into orbit!
33:52
May 08, 2022
Season 3, Episode 2: Live reading
What are the best toppings for a hot dog? What is the history of concrete shoes? What do you call a fake noodle? The answers to these questions and several stories about April fools recorded live await you in this episode.
36:41
March 31, 2022
Episode 1c: Rebooted
The Weekend Write-In Podcast presents part 'C' of three parts of the first episode of season three. Three stories and a critique by the peanut gallery await you. 
21:13
March 04, 2022
Episode 1b: Rebooted
Another episode so soon? Just two quick stories, a poem and a critique to get you through the doldrums of February. 
16:57
February 18, 2022
Episode 1a: Rebooted
Søvn Drake and John Nedwill are back to kick off a third season of the Weekend Write-In Podcast. They decided to reboot the old format with new music, critiques, and a varied production schedule. And despite giving up on a dedicated Valentine’s Day episode, they still managed to collect some seasonal stories with diamonds and sweethearts for episode 1a.
20:20
February 04, 2022
Episode 11: The Holiday Episode–Stuffed With Friends And Family
Between Søvn overeating at her American Thanksgiving and John's Irish family's pouring too many drinks, come listen to some holiday flash fiction as read by the author's themselves.
28:24
December 03, 2021
Episode 10: Halloween Campfire Stories
Against his better judgement, John agrees to go camping with Søvn where they encounter flash fiction writers armed with spooky stories for your Halloween enjoyment. 
23:53
October 30, 2021
Episode 9: Saving The Ship From Certain Doom: How To Write Good Science Fiction
The Weekend Write-In Podcast celebrates turning two alongside the Wattpad science fiction profile Ooorah which turns 10 this month! Ooorah's captain Jinn Tiole joins John and Søvn to discuss writing science fiction. We then travel across space and time to hear a variety of short science fiction stories and a poem as read by the authors themselves. 
38:45
September 30, 2021
Episode 8: Comments From The Critics
Tom Walborn and Joyce Holt join John and Søvn in a general critique session. Listen along as they read and review one another's stories.
51:39
September 02, 2021
Episode 7: Escape
Søvn has finally got John right where she wants him. Under her tyranny he manages to co-produce a seven-story podcast episodes about his dream. Escape! [cue evil laughter]
28:27
July 01, 2021
Episode 6: Adventures on Earth-F
Søvn and John set down their martinis and interview Jason Greenfield, mastermind behind the Earth-F Project. Come hear seven stories about reimagined heroes from The Golden Age of Comics. By the end you will feel ready to strap on a cape, find love, solve mysteries, and fight evil! Cover by Eddie Morgan & Christopher Watts: http://publicdomaincomics.net/page-9.html
58:03
June 04, 2021
Episode 5: Flash Fiction Live
In this episode, authors Joyce Holt, Mike Miller, and Tom Walborn join John and Søvn and assist one another reading their stories. We hope you enjoy these tales of rascals and mishaps in our first ever live recorded episode. 
33:21
May 06, 2021
Episode 4: April Fools
While John Nedwill and Søvn Drake try to pull a fast one on each other, seven Weekend Write-In authors share their stories. In honor of April Fools Day, we bring you tales of fools at work, home, and play with characters making all sorts of foolish choices for your enjoyment. 
30:39
April 01, 2021
Episode 3: Madness
John Nedwill and Søvn Drake bring you madness and a touch of surrealism for the month of March. With a record eight full-length stories plus three additional stories between 10 and 100 words, you are sure to find something to satisfy your own preferred brand of craziness. Cover art by Sara Bracken: https://www.poplovestudios.com/
37:52
March 05, 2021
Episode 2: Not In Love
As the pandemic wears on, John Nedwill and Søvn Drake mentally deteriorate but still manage to bring you a smorgasbord of stories read by the authors themselves. Originally slated to be a romance episode, the characters in this mishmash of tales are many things, but they are not in love.
27:39
February 05, 2021
Episode 1: A Mythical New Year
Welcome to the first episode of Season 2 of The Weekend Write-In Podcast! Our writers have brought you six stories of mythical proportions capped by an interview with @The_Bookshop's Berengaria DiRossi from Wattpad with advice on short story writing. So mix your green smoothie and kick off 2021 with some fun short stories. 
36:23
January 01, 2021
Episode 14: Something For The Holidays
This final episode of Season 1 of The Weekend Write-In Podcast features a fun cast of characters and a wide-variety of stories to listen to as you celebrate where and whatever you want. We have hangovers, family pressures, Santas, cats and elves as well as a special audience participation surprise. So have yourself a merry little listen. John and Søvn will be back to bring you Season 2 in 2021!
30:53
December 04, 2020
Episode 13: Halloween Tales
This Halloween edition of the Weekend Write-In podcast has it all. You will be delighted by phantoms, campfire-style ghost stories, haunted houses, humor, and horror. We have some new voices from authors you haven't heard before. So, sit down, unwrap some Halloween candy, and enjoy the show.  
32:22
October 29, 2020
Episode 12: A Sci-Fi Celebration
To celebrate one year of podcasting, the Weekend Write-In interviews special guests from Wattpad’s # 1 science fiction and longest running ezine, Members of Tevun-Krus join us to celebrate their 10-year anniversary on Wattpad this month. We hope you enjoy this dedicated sci-fi episode. Photo taken unfiltered through wild fire smoke in Seattle, Washington 9.16.20 curtesy of poet T. Clear: https://tclearpoet.com/
40:18
October 01, 2020
Episode 11; Stories With A Twist
In this episode, John Nedwill and Søvn Drake interview authors Mike Miller (authormsmiller), Paul Westley, and Tom Walborn to explore the delight of short stories that end in with an unexpected plot twist. We will then hear five short stories inspired by those cool September days when school aught to be starting. 
42:10
September 03, 2020
Episode 10: Good and Evil
In this episode of the Weekend Write-In podcast, we will explore the topic of creating characters in flash fiction with authors Joyce Holt, Tom Walborn and Lamplighter1890. Then we shall hear six flash fiction stories as read by the authors themselves. Meanwhile, Søvn Drake and John Nedwill ponder supervillains. 
44:05
August 06, 2020
Episode 9: Fast and Furious
In this episode we will discuss flash fiction with some of the weekend write-in regulars: Tom Walborn, Joyce Holt, and Christine Larsen. Then we shall hear five short stories. Fast and Furious describes how the gods might feel when they are fooled. Or when a fight breaks out in an Irish pub. How a car thief might woo his love. Such excitement might require the right medications to take it down a notch. Or seven. But not before we hear about a cat named Speedy (and Christine Larsen’s sexy black cat suit).
38:39
July 02, 2020
Episode 8: Going Too Far
John Nedwill and Søvn Drake pass the time during quarantine considering dirty limericks and the merit of breaking and entering. And along the way you can listen to six flash fiction stories that answer the following questions:  How far would a God-fearing woman go to win a pie baking contest? How far would a mad man go to get the woman he loves? How far can you make it in the world if you are as small as a bug? How far would two samurais will 'Go' to escape a dishonorable death? How far would two adventurers go to right a wrong during the pandemic? And how far would a hardened criminal go to get even with his partner in crime? Again and again the answer is: Too Far
31:15
June 04, 2020
Episode 7: Too Close
In this episode Søvn Drake and John Nedwill debate the safety of podcasting during a pandemic before John interviews Søvn about her writing. We then jump into six flash fiction stories in which a mother and her daughter are reunited, a family makes difficult decisions during a flood, trolls fight in the night, parents figure out how to provide for a baby with special needs, a team determines the moon just isn’t far enough, and we find someone to kill your own worst enemy.
33:29
April 30, 2020
Special Episode: COVID-19 and Wattpad Writers
In this special episode we interview two prominent Wattpad writers, Jinn Tiole and Berengaria di Rossi, and discuss how the world pandemic has affect our lives, our writing, and our relationship with Wattpad. 
39:05
April 11, 2020
Episode Six: Not Funny
In this episode, we will interview author Jenni Clarke before finding out what happens when a sharp-dressed man is late. We shall go drinking at an intergalactic bar, venture out onto on thin ice, sentence a criminal with rhymes, and go for a fast drive with werewolves. And finally we shall warn you about what might happen when your spouse is suddenly home all the time.  We may have also included some jokes in an attempt to lighten the mood, even if some people find them Not Funny.
29:56
April 02, 2020
Episode 5: Renewal
In this episode we will interview Christine Larsen from our new live virtual studio before we hear about the almost unbearable love of her life. We will make difficult choices before welcoming an addition to the family, help a right the wrongs of a dead pirate, think about what it might be like to be someone else, struggle with murderous tendencies, hear one story written especially for our podcast theme of renewal.
29:30
March 06, 2020
Episode 4: A Frenzy of February Feelings
In the fourth episode of the Weekend Write-In Podcast we interview our prompt master Paul Westley and learn his secret method of generating our group's weekly prompts. Then, on to six short stories forging for a frenzy of February feelings in which we shall learn why the mathematics professor is so angry, experience the seduction of a life of drugs, wonder if a monk will sacrifice his principles to escape loneliness, feel the irritation of bad company in close quarters, reminisce with Australians about the last big fires, and end with a devilish cupid’s tale in time for Valentine’s day.
30:29
February 06, 2020
Episode Three: Morning, Music, Memories, Mystics, and Mayhem
As we kick off a new decade, we evoke memories, make plans, dream about the future, and sometimes just barely survive the present. In the third episode of the Weekend Write-In Podcast, we will interview author Thomas Walborn and hear six quirky stories read by their authors that span the topics of morning, music, memories, mystics, and mayhem. Happy 2020!
27:50
January 03, 2020
Episode Two: A Festive Feast of Six Stories
In this episode enjoy a winter wonderland, magical machines, wit, humor, and the tales of two pets. These six flash fiction stories were written for the following prompts: fast, touch, sharp, tomorrow, steal, and fit. 
28:29
December 06, 2019
Episode One: Five Writers Five Years
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Weekend Write-In podcast. In this episode, you will learn more about the Weekend Write-In writing group and hear five short stories read by five authors who have participated in the Weekend Write-In since it's inception five years ago in 2014. 
20:42
November 02, 2019