Unwritten Imaginings

A podcast where lazy (and sometimes busy) authors talk about story ideas that they'll never get around to writing– and occasionally one that they really want to write someday.

About the show

Aetheo and Unice5656 (with the occasional guest) talk about story, worldbuilding, character, and plot ideas to lay out the bones of a story, once a week.

Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Pride and Prejudice, with Monsters

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2021  |  30 mins 46 secs
    fantasy, romance, standard episode, unice's idea

    Aetheo and Unice5656 discuss her idea for a pair of star-crossed lovers in a desert setting.

  • The Little Engineer That Could

    Episode  |  January 17th, 2021  |  26 mins 17 secs
    aetheo's idea, fantasy, no romance, standard episode, steampunk

    Aetheo and Unice5656 discuss a world covered in a train system, continuously torn apart by randomly-appearing portals, and the survival of one group, accidentally teleported and needing to survive without support.

  • Pointy-Eared Bastards

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2021  |  43 mins 24 secs
    fantasy, long idea, romance, standard episode, unice's idea

    Unice5656 and Aetheo discuss one of her first story ideas ever: shapeshifters that she called elves. The name doesn't stick, but the idea does.

  • A Whole New World, in Little Pieces

    Episode  |  January 31st, 2021  |  36 mins 33 secs
    aetheo's idea, intrigue, long series, no romance, science fantasy, standard episode

    The hosts discuss Aetheo's idea for a multiversal "world" where small pocket dimensions and difficulty of traversal turn the plot into a series-spanning chase.

  • Despicable Me, with Petty Theft

    Episode  |  February 7th, 2021  |  24 mins 38 secs
    comedy, standard episode, superhero, unice's idea

    Unice5656 and Aetheo discuss a super-powered empath roommate- which quickly becomes a comedy story about an incompetent teleporter supervillain, instead.

  • Superstore, with Elder Gods

    Episode  |  February 14th, 2021  |  51 mins 54 secs
    comedy, fantasy, guest episode, long idea, romance, science fiction

    The first guest appears... bringing with him the starting point of "jetpack-wielding vampires."
    Listen in as Aetheo, Unice5656, and Elliott Staude quickly turn that into the story of a superstore where being dead and leaving your job have nothing to do with one another.

  • Lovey-Dovey, with Werepigeons

    Episode  |  February 21st, 2021  |  44 mins 13 secs
    fantasy, romance, writing rehash

    One of the more common thoughts for new writers is "but what if someone steals my idea?" Unice5656 and Aetheo rework a paranormal romance premise into a wildly different paranormal romance story to show you why that isn't something to worry about.

  • The Secret, with an Industrial Revolution

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2021  |  31 mins 48 secs
    aetheo's idea, fantasy, romance, standard episode

    Aetheo and Unice5656 discuss a magical liquid being monopolized by powerful people- and the creation of it becoming commonplace, or at least fairly regular.

  • What Goes Around, Solves World Hunger

    Episode  |  March 7th, 2021  |  34 mins 42 secs
    fantasy, romance, standard episode, unice's idea

    Unice5656 and Aetheo discuss an idea for defensive cursing. Or at least, "defensive" cursing, and the story of becoming a better person under duress, but staying there by one's own will.

  • Hero Quest, With Parenting

    Episode  |  March 14th, 2021  |  36 mins 42 secs
    fantasy, guest episode, maybe if the people who can see the future took language classes there would be a lot fewer problems, no romance

    Aetheo and Unice5656 discuss with William Rave a take on the hidden world teenager story- where the narrative doesn't follow the teen prophesied to save the world, but instead their father.

  • Battleship, with Turtles

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2021  |  41 mins 35 secs
    aetheo's idea, fantasy, standard episode, turtles, why turtles? why not turtles

    Aetheo and unice5656 discuss a flooded world where giant, genetically modified sea turtles are becoming the most popular form of shelter and transportation.

  • Wand-waving, with Class Politics

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2021  |  46 mins 59 secs
    digging deep into unice's storied past for the ideas is always a fun pastime, fantasy, standard episode, unice's idea, wands

    Aetheo and unice5656 discuss the magical wands unice5656 made up as a sixth grader and turn it into a story about class politics and figuring out the most energetically efficient way to kill your enemies.

  • Friends with Benefits, with Spirits

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2021  |  36 mins 18 secs
    aetheo's idea, fantasy, magic, spirits, standard episode, transactionality in practice has a failure or two

    Aetheo and unice5656 talk about Aetheo's idea for a friendly mage who goes around giving spirits bowls of milk and cookies, among other things, while shattering society's understanding of the fundamentals of magic

  • 4891, with Magic Art

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2021  |  41 mins 9 secs
    fantasy, guest episode, javert, magic art, natalie, writing

    unice5656 and Aetheo talk about guest Natalie (javert)'s idea about magic art and the power of interpretation, which unice5656 inevitably turns into a romance.