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The Stories Between Us

Jan 24, 2022

Today we talk Madeleine L'Engle, Anthony Doerr, and George Saunders. Madeleine says we should take care, not to be living the life we "ought" to live, but to live our own lives, looking in our own mirrors. To that end, Saunders encourages us to be Defiantly and Joyfully ourselves. 

What does that look like for...


Jan 17, 2022

Today we're talking with author Beka McDowell about how working with children who have been sexually abused contributes to her writing life, where she finds the energy to write after long, difficult days, and the three words that have given her more hope in writing than any others.

Beka is a graduate of our Nine Month...


Jan 10, 2022

Today we're talking with Ben Emerson, author of A Kraken for Christmas and a participant in our Nine Month Novel class. He shares the thing that changed his writing life forever, for good--this has become his rallying cry when encouraging new writers.


Jan 3, 2022

It's been a hard couple of years here on the planet, but we still believe that writing and creating beautiful things is one of the best ways to rediscover hope for ourselves and spread hope to those around us. So today (and for the rest of this season) we're talking about discovering hope in the writing life, what we're...


Dec 20, 2021

We found Leo working on something in his room recently, and it inspired us creatively. How can we bring the joy back into the process of writing or painting or doing whatever creative activity we love? 

We also give some previews into what we'll each be creating in the coming year. 

As always, you can help this podcast...