Popular Writing Podcast Announces First Official Weekend to Help Procrastinators 'Just Do It'

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Popular podcast The Writing Show announces its first writing weekend March 11th and 12th to help writers overcome procrastination. Listeners can submit exercises to help stimulate writers' imaginations.

Sit your butt in a chair and write for at least three hours over the two-day period.

Popular podcast The Writing Show has announced its first ever Writing Weekend, scheduled for March 11th and 12th, 2006, to help writers overcome procrastination. The rules are simple: "Sit your butt in a chair and write for at least three hours over the two-day period." Writers working in any genre—fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, poetry, even blogging -- can participate.

One of the challenges writers face is making time to write. The Writing Weekend encourages writers to "just do it" by providing a bit of structure and a supportive group atmosphere. Writers are not required to share their writing. It doesn’t even have to be perfectly spelled. The one and only object of the weekend is to break through the block that keeps writers procrastinating.    

"If I had had a Writing Weekend to egg me on, this press release would have been done months ago," quips Writing Show producer and host Paula Berinstein. "But seriously, I really owe the whole idea to Chris Baty, founder of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), during which participants turn out a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. What a wonderful idea!" Baty was a guest on The Writing Show in October of 2005, just before that year’s NaNoWriMo took place.

Writing Show listeners are submitting exercises to help stimulate participants’ imaginations. The exercises, which should be expressed as no more than about three sentences each, will be presented at the end of each podcast between now and the event and will also be found at the show’s Web site, http://www.writingshow.com. Writers can submit their ideas by emailing show producer and host Paula Berinstein.

The RSS feed for the show is located at http://www.writingshow.com/Feeds/feed.mrss.xml.

A photo of Paula Berinstein is available for download at http://www.writingshow.com/writing_show_images/paula_b.gif.

About Podcasts

Podcasts are audio shows you can listen to on your iPod, standalone MP3 player, or computer. To listen on your computer, you need software like Windows Media player, iTunes, Winamp, etc. You do not need to own or have access to an iPod to listen, but you can use one if you want to. For more information, see http://writingshow.com/?page_id=16.

About The Writing Show

The Writing Show offers information and inspiration for writers of all kinds in an interview format. Each week host Paula B. presents a new show designed to shed light on some aspect of writing, writers, publishing, and other topics of interest to people who write. Recent podcasts have highlighted publicity and marketing for authors, scientists as screenwriters, and Irish authors. Guests have included Wikipedia leader Jimmy Wales, popular self-help author Susan Jeffers, and pro blogger Nick Wilson of Performancing.com. The show has been airing from Thousand Oaks, California since July of 2005.

February 2006 is Podcast Month at PRWeb. This press release distributed by PRWeb, the Online Visibility Company.

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