The Writing Show

The Writing Show

Published by: Paula B
187 Episodes | First Released: Dec 11 '05
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EzzyDT
Dec 27 '13
Rating:   10
Great podcast

I miss your podcast. I hope you are doing fine

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NifferPooh
May 30 '12
Rating:   10
I almost feel guilty that it's free!

When you attend a University, there are an infinite amount of fees. This is free advise from a bare boned honest teacher that shoots straight no matter the recoil. Thanks Paula for your time and helpful advise on our writing! I hope you know how much you're appreciated.

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not Ross
Jan 16 '12
Rating:   6
not spectacular

it's a writing podcast -- that automatically makes it at least decent. But the name itself made me a little hesitant to try it (I mean, "The Writing Show" isn't terribly original), and it turns out that the title is actually a pretty good indicator of at least the episodes that I've listened to so far. While the topics seem interesting, I'm not sure they're handled in a way that's most effective/efficient for the amateur writer who's listening, nor are they very captivating. My favorite writing podcast is called Writing Excuses because it has 4 or 5 different writers from different genres, which provides a more dynamic coverage of the topic than just one person sitting in front of a microphone. Again, though: it's a writing podcast, so it's at least decent. Just not superb.

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cindeiproper
Jul 6 '11
Rating:   10
Best wrting workshops on itunes!

There's a few really good writing podcast on itunes, but this one has the best and most helpful workshops.

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Bush League Historian
Aug 1 '10
Rating:   10
Indisensible

I've now listened to almost all of the past Writing Show podcasts and have garnered a wealth of information. I've learn of new writing and though them have new places to submit work. And I've learned a great deal about publishing; still haven't decided whether to go traditional or self-publish, but I now know a great deal about both routes and will be able to make a more imformed decision, and I have Paula to thank. As one other reviewer pointed out, Paula does not present much on how to write, but what she does provide, access to other (mostly published) writers, is invaluable; the amount of time I spend writing has doubled or more since I've begun listening to this podcast.

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deadwriter...aka arsonist
Jun 5 '10
Rating:   8
Dankest writing show out there!

I had no idea that being interviewed on a talk show could be so much fun. Paula makes it seem like the questions come at you so effortlessly that it makes the time literally fly by. Plus, she's totally got the voice for this. If you're looking for a show about writing, with writers, that is without pretention and shamelessly honest, this is it! -E

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lyricallynny
Jun 5 '10
Rating:   10
The Best Writing Show Podcast!

When I listen to these podcasts, I feel like I’m sitting down at Paula B’s kitchen table. I listen with my cup of coffee and catch up with everyone from struggling first-time writers like myself to publishers and editors who have seen it all. Paula B asks all the questions I would ask, but even better, she asks the questions I don’t know to ask yet. Ultra-informative and always entertaining. You won’t regret downloading this series of podcasts.

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Matt Leo
Mar 6 '10
Rating:   10
An impressive and informative podcast

Many podcasts manage to be interesting for a handful of episodes, then peter out. This one is different. Paula somehow manages to churn out episode after meaty episode, like Krushkev's sausages.

The diversity of topics and guests of this podcast is striking, touching on technique, writers markets, and multiple genres of writing. This encourages writers to consider new applications for their talents, like screenplays and white papers. It also explores the subjective, psychological challenges of writing.

If you imagined a weekly radio show on writing produced by NPR, you'd imagine something like this. The back catalog is a valuable resource for anyone interested in writing.

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Alanna Klapp
Feb 27 '10
Rating:   10
To Subscribe is Free and to Listen is Priceless

Since 2005, The Writing Show has provided information and inspiration for writers. Paula Berinstein has produced over 270 podcasts with relevant and useful knowledge for writers, along with the encouragement all writers, especially new ones, require. Paula, the author of seven published books and oodles of articles, has interviewed writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenplays, comics, and plays, and has also covered nearly every conceivable subject related to writing, such as marketing, illustrating, tax help for writers, and publishing- every writers' dream. There's also a variety of commentaries, guest host interviews, and roundtable discussions. If you're a writer and want to advance your skills, or if you want to write but don't know where to begin, this podcast is a tremendous, FREE resource you can use to boost you're writing to the next level. I started listening in April of 2007, and the education I gained (and continue to gain) is priceless.Not only does The Writing Show offer podcasts about every type of writing, there are interactive features, and an opportunity to be a part of a community of writers. Since 2006, The Writing Show has sponsored the yearly First Chapter of a Novel Contest. Paula also offers mentoring and editing services for one-on-one help with your writing projects. On February 14th, 2010, Paula announced the next new series: The Writing Show Slush Pile Workshop. Listeners will have the chance to anonymously send in the first chapters of their novels and nonfiction books (including memoir), as well as entire short stories. If their work is chosen to be read on the show, it will be tried out on Paula and freelance editor Ann Paden to see if the writing is agent-ready. If not, Paula and Ann will tell the writer (anonymously!) why they wouldn't ask to see more as agents. An agent will rarely take the time to tell a writer what needs improved in the work to make it publishable, and for Writing Show listeners, this is a component of the podcast that can save years of time and frustation.To listen to The Writing Show is to have a teacher, book, class, and a cheerleader wrapped up in an MP3. Best of all, you can pick and choose what you want to listen to (although I highly recommend listening to them all, which I'm still working on), and shape your own writing life. The Writing Show has the tools to help you achieve your writing goals through every step of the process.

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Drydall
Feb 27 '10
Rating:   10
I Can't Believe It's Free!

I know a lot of this stuff is free on the web, but sometimes I'm struck by the real value being offered. I think it's easy to take it for granted. Paula's show is one of those shows that reminds me of the power of independent radio, and if you're a writer you have to take advantage of what she is offering. It's great content that every writer serious about their craft should be subscribed to!

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