The Story of How We Met (and How Our Writing Brings Us Home Again)


Shawn and Maile share the story of how they met, and how during that time they read Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life. They discuss the importance of being willing to edit out even the parts of our writing we love, when necessary. What role does trust play in working with an editor? And, finally, writing can put us in situations that make us feel like we’re being pulled away, but in the end it’s the work of writing that brings us home.

Books mentioned:

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker
The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker
On Writing by Stephen King
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

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