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The Stories Between Us

Mar 28, 2023

Three weeks ago, Maile gave up eating sugar, and it's had a profound impact on her creativity. Which leads us to consider how addictions in general impact our ability to write, and the various ways we can get unstuck when our writing feels like its source has been blocked. 

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Mar 20, 2023

Today Maile and I talk about our freelance life, the benefits and drawbacks of such a life, and why we keep trying to cobble together a life doing the thing that we love: telling stories. 

Also, how do you know when to abandon a difficult project and when to keep working?

For Shawn's recent substack post on the same...

Mar 14, 2023

Today we talk with author Erin Bartels about why she waited seven years for a traditional publishing contract instead of self-publishing, how working for a publisher shaped her writing journey, and where she finds the time to do everything (hint: she doesn't). We also talk about what it's like writing books...

Mar 8, 2023

What happens when a writer makes it into the publishing world...and then decides that kind of writing life isn't for them?

Today we're talking with author Michelle Derusha about her journey through publishing, the highs of signing contracts for four traditionally published books...and what happens when our first forays...