May 29, 2020
We have a lovely conversation with Tsh about the therapeutic benefits of creativity, the problem with writing to feel accomplished, and a better definition for self-care. We talk about what an annual writing schedule might look like, but also the difficulty in nailing down writing schedules in a busy household.
May 27, 2020
We dig into some interesting questions today, questions that came to us as we read Walter Wangerin's book, Beate Not the Poore Desk. Questions like,
"Can you call a piece of writing "art" if it's never enjoyed by anyone?"
"Can the novel explore and reveal things the writer never intended?"
"Is a routine necessary for...
May 22, 2020
Today we had the opportunity to chat with Traci Rhoades, blogger and author of the recent release, Not All Who Wander (Spiritually) Are Lost. We talk about the time leading up to her book launch, where her writing voice came from, and what it's like navigating the ever-treacherous online conversations around...
May 19, 2020
Maile digs up an old memory in which 19-year-old Shawn, during a moment of insensitivity, said something that still echoes in her mind today. They talk about the importance of receiving feedback (and being able to keep it from feeling personal). Also, those voices in your head telling you you're not good enough? It's...
May 15, 2020
Why would a New York Times best-selling author wait nine years to release his next title? Today we talk about that with Ira Wagler, also discussing the difficulty in writing about the people you love, why he enjoys his day job (which isn't writing), and why Maile wasn't invited back to his famous summer barbecues.