NEW EPISODE! S4E22: Weez Phillips on Writing, ADHD, and the Problem of Busyness

Today we have our youngest female guest so far, author Weez Phillips. She discusses her first novel, The Lightest, Heaviest Things, what it’s like writing with ADHD, and what keeps so many teenagers from creating the art they want to create.

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! S4E20: Winn Collier On Writing the Biography of Eugene Peterson

Winn Collier talks with us about what it was like to write the biography of Eugene Peterson, how he got the gig in the first place, and what it’s like, trying to capture the essence of a complex person’s life in a 300-page book. He also turns the tables on us, asking Maile if she prefers Shawn with a beard or without. It’s a hard-hitting interview. 

As always, there are a few ways to listen: click the play button in the image above, go to our webpage 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! S4E20: Do You Really Want What You Think You Want?

Maile and Shawn go deep into the idea of having fun and the difference between creating art and selling art. And if we are going to tie the things we really want to our everyday behavior…do we really want what we think we want? 

As always, there are a few ways to listen: click the play button in the image above, go to our webpage 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, or if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, or if you’d just 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! S4E19 Brigid Kemmerer and Her Non-Overnight-Success Story

Brigid Kemmerer’s story is one of the most encouraging we’ve heard yet, so if you’re a writer or artist or someone who just needs a little encouragement, go no further. A librarian recently asked Brigid how it felt for her book to be on the NYT best-seller list, an “overnight success,” and Brigid nearly laughed out loud. Her story is anything but an overnight success story. Join us today as she fills us in her writing journey. 

If you love the content we’re creating, or if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, or if you’d just 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!

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

And keep writing!

NEW EPISODE! S4E18 Art as a Support System for Life (And Not the Other Way Around)

Maile shares a story of trying to get some revisions finished on her novel when the kids remind her she had promised them a walk to the dog park. Which raises the question…is my art a support system for my life, or is my life a support system for my art? Shawn also wrestles with the complicated creative legacy of Van Gogh. 

If you love the content we’re creating, or if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, or if you’d just 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!

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

And keep writing!

NEW EPISODE! S4E17 How Adam Perry Works Full Time, Has a Family, and Writes Books

Author Adam Perry’s writing life is methodical. He works a full-time job, raises three kids with his wife, and still finds time to write every day. 600 words. 3,000 words a week. That’s about one book every six months. We ask him today about his confidence as a writer, how he decides to self-publish, and what his journey in the world of traditional publishing has been like. 

His new book is ‘The Thieving Collectors of Fine Children’s Books.’

If you love the content we’re creating, or if you’d like access to some bonus interviews and other material, or if you’d just 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!

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

And keep writing!