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The Stories Between Us

May 27, 2021

We wrap up season four with a conversation about the sacrifices a writing life demands...or tries to demand. What are we giving up? What are we willing to give up? When is it not worth it? We also preview the new season starting this summer, and there's a lot to look forward to!

May 24, 2021

Today with talk with the absolutely delightful Claire Swinarski, author of What Happens Next and The Kate In Between. We discuss writing as a stay-at-home mom (Netflix might help), ignoring the negative voices (crying to mom might help), and staying focused on the task at hand. Claire's love for writing and storytelling...

May 20, 2021

Maile is about to re-enter the agent submission fray with her latest novel, so we take some time to talk about self-confidence. How can we tell when our own work is any good? What steps can we take to regain self-confidence we may have lost after previous rejections? 

Shawn also talks about his upcoming book release...

May 17, 2021

When Maile and I spoke with Kiki, we expected to learn a lot about her journey into self-publishing. What we didn't expect was to come away from the conversation feeling so encouraged, so empowered to keep writing, and more motivated than ever to explore all of the publishing options out there. 

May 13, 2021

We discuss the upcoming move and the anxiety or uncertainty it has created in us, then bring it back around to writing and creativity, exploring what it looks like to approach change with hope. To try different things without being "realistic" all the time (what that means). Maile shares a favorite Harrison Ford...