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The Stories Between Us

Jan 31, 2023

Recently, when Shawn shared his concerns with Maile, that he would never be able to write the book he wanted to write, that it was beginning to feel like all of life was just him practicing writing...she got really honest and told him what she felt was his greatest weakness as a writer.

And they're still...

Jan 23, 2023

Today we talk with editor Stephanie Smith about what it means to "tell it slant" and why the strategy is so important for creative folks as we go about making our stuff. We also talk about her experience of having a pandemic baby and how motherhood has impacted her creativity (hint: it has to do with perfectionism).


Jan 18, 2023

Today Lisa-Jo talks about the complexity of writing memoir when the story centers around the people who we love. We find it remarkable, how our parents resurface in us, the lives we live, and the ways we are. Finally, we work through six of Lisa-Jo's favorite memoirs and what these writers have done so well in the...

Jan 10, 2023

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Amanda Held Opelt set aside the book she was working on and instead delved into the world of grief. She had been to war zones, Ebola hotspots, and the aftermath of significant tragedies . . . but with her own tragedy, she realized she was just a beginner, a novice, when it came...

Jan 3, 2023

Do you know the #1 Christmas movie according to Rotten Tomatoes?

Today we're talking about the wildly varying tastes found in the world, how this fact should be encouraging to us as creatives, and how the difference between faithful lives and distracted lives will make all the difference in the long run.