• Summary

  • The creative life must be nurtured. Writing, art, music, all of it takes courage, and living such a life requires the right state of mind. Get inspiration, tips, and delve into the artistic life. Join award-winning writer, bestselling author, and the editor of WRITER SHED PRESS, David W. Berner inside his writing shed outside Chicago as he explores the triumphs, struggles, and adventures of the creative life.
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Episodes
  • RAINBOW MAN: Serialized Novel in Audio

    Jan 15 2022

    Serialized fiction online. Installment fiction is not a new idea, but it is available on new platforms, and Writer Shed Podcast host David W. Berner is jumping into the experiment with his new novel RAINBOW MAN.  After plenty of research and a recent discussion on the podcast with novelist Elle Griffin (Dec. 1, 2021 edition), David is currently offering the novel in installments, a chapter each week on Substack, where many writers —Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie, and others—are finding readers. In this edition of the WSP, the audio versions of chapter 1 and 2 of RAINBOW MAN.

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    25 mins
  • THE UNFORGETTABLE BOOKS OF 2021: From three members of the Chicago Writers Association

    Jan 1 2022

    What did you read this past year that you will never forget? What book shook you to the core? What book was the most impactful, memorable? In this episode of The Writer Shed Podcast, three board members from the Chicago Writers Association offer their choices for "reads of the year," books they believe should be shared among all who love a good story. Randy Richardson, Samantha Hoffman and Sandra Colbert join host David W. Berner to discuss the 2021 reads that will linger long after 2022 arrives. 

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    29 mins
  • FANTASY FICTION: Bestselling Author Charlie N. Holmberg

    Dec 15 2021

    The fantasy genre is enormous, wildly popular, and growing. Fantasy or speculative fiction is not only being devoured by readers, it is a genre now filled with creative and imaginative writers. One of them is bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg. She joins WRITER SHED PODCAST host, David W. Berner to talk about her new book Star Mother, her creative process, and the future of fantasy.

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    22 mins

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