NEW EPISODE! S4E28 Never Too Early, Never Too Late

Shawn and Maile talk revisions, perfection, and when to take a manuscript to the next stage. They also share the back stories of the authors they’re currently reading, one on the young side, the other on the older side, and remind each other that there’s no perfect age when it comes to releasing books. Except now. Now might be the perfect age. 

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If you love the content we’re creating, and if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, and if you’d like to help us feed our six children, you can contribute $5 / month over at our Patreon account to make all of that happen. This podcast depends on listeners like you! Thank you!

And keep writing!

S4E27 Karen Swallow Prior Talks Frankenstein and Twitter

Today, we talk with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior about creating intentionally. She has some encouragement for young (all) writers. And, the answer everyone wants to know: Why is she on Twitter?

Dr. Prior is the author of the book, On Reading Well, and has also written updated reading guides for classics like Frankenstein and Jane Eyre. 

As always, there are a few ways to listen: click the play button in the image above, go to our website to hear this and all of our other episodes, or head on over to Apple podcasts or Spotify!

If you love the content we’re creating, and if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, and if you’d like to help us feed our six children, you can contribute $5 / month over at our Patreon account to make all of that happen. This podcast depends on listeners like you! Thank you!

And keep writing!

S4E26 What Every Writer Should Have

What should every writer have? Apparently, a dog. We discuss Cameron Shenassa’s wonderfully funny and insightful article and talk about famous authors and their pets (including Steinbeck’s dog Toby and his critical review/devouring of Of Mice and Men). But, most importantly, we discuss the one thing all creatives can learn from dogs: let yourself be distracted. 

As always, there are a few ways to listen: click the play button in the image above, go to our website to hear this and all of our other episodes, or head on over to Apple podcasts or Spotify!

If you love the content we’re creating, and if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, and if you’d like to help us feed our six children, you can contribute $5 / month over at our Patreon account to make all of that happen. This podcast depends on listeners like you! Thank you!

And keep writing!

NEW EPISODE! S4E25 Allison Fallon and a Life-Changing Habit

Allison Fallon hangs out with us today to talk about reimagining our life, telling the truth to ourselves, unlocking our brains, and the one habit that helps us do all of those things. 

Find out more about Allison and her book, The Power of Writing It Down, over at her website.

As always, there are a few ways to listen: click the play button in the image above, go to our website to hear this and all of our other episodes, or head on over to Apple podcasts or Spotify!

If you love the content we’re creating, and if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, and if you’d like to help us feed our six children, you can contribute $5 / month over at our Patreon account to make all of that happen. This podcast depends on listeners like you! Thank you!

And keep writing!

NEW EPISODE! S4E24: On Hope, Disappointment, and Everything in Between

Maile and Shawn talk about the fine line between hope and discouragement, whether or not it’s possible to choose genuine hope, and when giving up is the right thing to do. Also, Maile’s crush on Daniel Day-Lewis is explored (actually, we talk about his retirement from acting at age 60 and what it would be like to completely change what you do). 

As always, there are a few ways to listen: click the play button in the image above, go to our website to hear this and all of our other episodes, or head on over to Apple podcasts or Spotify!

If you love the content we’re creating, and if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, and if you’d like to help us feed our six children, you can contribute $5 / month over at our Patreon account to make all of that happen. This podcast depends on listeners like you! Thank you!

And keep writing!

NEW EPISODE! S4E23: Creating in Times of Stress

Maile and Shawn start by clearing something up from the previous episode that might have led listeners to believer their marriage was heading for disaster. They also discuss the various things that have helped them make space for creativity, even during stressful, chaotic times of life. 

As always, there are a few ways to listen: click the play button in the image above, go to our website to hear this and all of our other episodes, or head on over to Apple podcasts or Spotify!

If you love the content we’re creating, and if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, and if you’d like to help us feed our six children, you can contribute $5 / month over at our Patreon account to make all of that happen. This podcast depends on listeners like you! Thank you!

And keep writing!