Aug 2 2013

Episode 124 – A Pirate’s Life For Me

06JulyBeing a pirate captain isn’t always all it’s cut out to be.

By Katharina Bordet

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Jun 12 2013

Katharina & Mick visit “Get Published”

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Earlier this month we were invited onto the ‘Get Published’ podcast, hosted by Michell Plested, the author of “Galaxy Billies”, “Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero” and the EPT story ‘You Can Never Go Home Again‘.

We talked about the origins of the podcast, the submissions process, what we have learnt over the last few years and what is next for us. The interview is about 45 minutes long and is well worth a listen, especially if you’ve ever thought about writing for EPT.

Take a look at the rest of Mike’s site when you are there – the podcast is one we listen to regularly and there is plenty of interest on the website!

Check out the shownotes: Get Published Episode 111

The episode is now part of our regular Every Photo Tells… podcast feed as well! :)

Listen to it here:

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May 15 2013

Half a Million

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February 2010

… downloads. Wow.

Across all our feeds, we’ve managed to get a total of half a million downloads since we started the podcast. This is quite amazing, given that not everyone starts with episode 1 since now we have over 100 episodes in the main feed. Apart from that, we have 5 anthologies on Podiobooks and a lot of eBooks out!

Over three years ago, on Valentine’s Day 2010, we launched the podcast with a photo that was taken in Edinburgh on Frederick Street. This is – quite literally – where it all started, so we saw it fit to be the first photo for our new project.

Some of you might not know the story, so let’s tell it again. Mick and Katharina had already been contributors of writing podcasts like 100 Word Stories and Great Hites whilst at the same time pursuing their own projects. Around that time, a photo exhibition opened in Vienna. The photographer prompted the visitors to write their thoughts of the photos on a piece of paper – the stories behind the photo, or what was going on in it – and throw the paper in a big box which was situated at the exit.

That’s where the idea for the podcast came from. Katharina had always been an avid photographer, so it was easy to get the pictures that would inspire the stories. We decided to open the podcast for submissions, but read all the stories ourselves in order to maintain a consistent level of quality. So far, it has worked well, especially for people who don’t have access to recording equipment, but would like to test the waters of podcasting their fiction.

Every once in a while a hiatus is required, to recharge the creative batteries – it isn’t easy to come up with a new story every month, even when you pick the photos that prompt them. A photo that might look promising could sit on your screen for hours without a single word underneath. But then there are others – like a duck on a plank – that prompt the most varied selection of stories. The credit for this goes entirely to Mick – there might have been a moment where Katharina didn’t know why she should take a plain photo of a duck on a plank. Somewhere between cybernetic robot assassin ducks, gangland posturing and a murder she was proven wrong.

Some photos trigger discussions about the place where they are taken that are longer than the stories submitted. That’s okay, too. In the end, it’s about uniting two different creative outlets – photography and writing – just as much as it’s about throwing two different creative people together – Katharina and Mick.

Last but not least, we want to thank you – the listeners, the readers and of course the contributors – without whom this wouldn’t have been possible.  :)


May 1 2013

Every Photo Tells… eBook now available!

eBook vol 1We are delighted to announce our first eBook collection of stories from EPT, which includes all Mick and Katharina’s stories from the first ten photographs, starting way back in February 2010. All ten photos are also included at the start of each chapter in full colour (if you have an ebook reader capable of colour, of course). It is available in all your favourite formats, so visit your on-line store of choice and download a copy.

Download from:
Smashwords for ePub, MOBI, PDF, and more.
Amazon (USA)
Amazon (United Kingdom)
Amazon (Canada)
Amazon (Germany)
iTunes US Store
iTunes UK Store
Once you have read the book, please consider leaving a review on Amazon, Goodreads, iTunes or anywhere else – that would really help us to spread the word!

Here’s the blurb…

Kilted pirate Greenbeard’s last voyage turns up some unexpected surprises…

Who is behind the murder at the Eagle Cave?

Love crops up when it is least expected…

An ancient terror awakens to threaten mankind’s existence…

‘Every Photo Tells…’ is a short story anthology that sets out to show that every picture can tell more than just one story, by presenting a range of tales inspired by ten photographs.

Mick and Katharina Bordet present stories covering a wide range of themes and genres. Whether your taste is for horror or whodunnit, modern thriller or period swashbuckler, fantasy or sci-fi, there is sure to be something for you in this collection.


Apr 20 2013

Episode 118 – The Lab (Part 2)

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Space travel, a run-down house in Milan, far too much laundry and a hot cup of coffee. What do these things have to do with the discovery of time-travel? Join the crew of The Robin to find out…

By Katharina Bordet

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Apr 15 2013

Episode 117 – The Lab (Part 1)

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Space travel, a run-down house in Milan, far too much laundry and a hot cup of coffee. What do these things have to do with the discovery of time-travel? Join the crew of The Robin to find out…

By Katharina Bordet

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Mar 9 2013

Episode 111 – Cold As Steel

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A mass murderer who hasn’t been caught for many years – what makes him special?

By Katharina Maimer Bordet

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Feb 1 2013

Photo for March

The snow is melting and it’s time for another photo!

The photo for February was taken by Katharina in 2012.

If you are also inspired by this picture, check out the Submissions page for further information for contributors.

Please send in your written stories by February 28th to: info ( at ) everyphototells ( dot ) com

 

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Jan 18 2013

Episode 107 – St. Martin

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Life in the village of St. Martin revolves around Jacques’ Bistro. Tonight, there is not only excellent food on the menu.

By Katharina Maimer Bordet

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Jan 6 2013

Episode 105 – Souls and Locks

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To which lengths would one young woman go to cure a broken heart?

By Katharina Maimer Bordet

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