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A podcast writing workshop beginning 1/15/23 at THE WRITER SHED podcast.

THE SCHOOL OF JOYFUL WRITING with David W; Berner is free and not-your-typical workshop. We’ll talk about why you write and how that fits into your goals. What should be the first steps in creating a writing practice? Finding out what it is you really want to write? And how to commit to a creative life going forward so you can meet your writing goals.

I’ve been teaching writing and storytelling for over 25 years in higher education at hundreds of workshops. I am the author of several books on memoir and fiction, and my writing has won a number of awards. I’ve also been honored as the Writer-in-Residence at both the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando and the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home and Museum in Oak Park, Illinois. 


WRITER SHED STORIES: VOLUME 3 Second Thoughts Now Available!

Writers in this edition: Mark Bruce, John Guzlowski, Megan Mary Moore, Simon Plant, Jenna Klobucher, E.H. Warrington, Sherry Shahan, Maryam El-Shall, Chris Kok, Mark Blickley, John Muro, Emily West, Amy Gordon, Lucy Zhang.

Buy Vol. 2. at Amazon and selected independent bookstores. 


WRITER SHED STORIES, Vol. 1 (Paperback, 2019)

Eleven writers from all over the world offer fiction and creative nonfiction in the inaugural edition of this literary collection.

Contributing writers: Floyd Sullivan, Maria L. Berg, Nick Young, Laura Young, Andrew Cairns, Iliana Genkova, Veryan Williams-Wynn, Cody Sexton, Esperanza Smith, Sandra Colbert, and Randy Kim.

NIGHT RADIO: A Love Story by David W. Berner.

The top-reviewed novel’s re-release.. 

Jake Mulholland dreams of becoming the next great rock ‘n’ roll radio personality. But like his father, his appetite for love conflicts with his thirst for success, leading to an unforgivable mistake. Jake finds fame but also the excess of celebrity, and just as he begins to rediscover his authentic self, he’s shaken by the news of a life-altering secret. In an effort for redemption, Jake plans a special New Year’s Eve broadcast that will be the biggest challenge of his life.

Night Radio is a love letter to music and rock ‘n’ roll radio of the 1970s, the story of an American boy and an American family, and of dreams just out of our reach.

Now Available! 


WRITER SHED STORIES, Vol. 1 @Amazon. 51O6n9EKCuL


See SUBMISSION guidelines for Vol. 3 2021.

This year’s theme: LOVE AND SACRIFICE. 

Writer Shed Press  publishes Writer Shed Stories, a journal of selected prose—fiction, essays, creative nonfiction, and poetry. We deliver short prose in both ebook and paperback. 

All writers are paid for accepted work. 

The goal of Writer Shed Press is to publish stories with lasting impressions.

See SUBMISSIONS for details. 

We look forward to reading your work. And we encourage discussion here at our site about the journal, writing, publishing, and creative work of all kinds. Also visit: The Writer Shed @ Medium.