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The Stories Between Us

Apr 21, 2021

Shawn and Maile talk revisions, perfection, and when to take a manuscript to the next stage. They also share the back stories of the authors they're currently reading, one on the young side, the other on the older side, and remind each other that there's no perfect age when it comes to releasing books. Except now. Now...


Apr 15, 2021

Today, we talk with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior about creating intentionally. She has some encouragement for young (all) writers. And, the answer everyone wants to know: Why is she on Twitter?

Dr. Prior is the author of the book, On Reading Well, and has also written updated reading guides for classics like Frankenstein and...


Apr 13, 2021

What should every writer have? Apparently, a dog. We discuss Cameron Shenassa's wonderfully funny and insightful article and talk about famous authors and their pets (including Steinbeck's dog Toby and his critical review/devouring of Of Mice and Men). But, most importantly, we discuss the one thing all creatives can...


Apr 8, 2021

Allison Fallon hangs out with us today to talk about reimagining our life, telling the truth to ourselves, unlocking our brains, and the one habit that helps us do all of those things. 

Find out more about Allison and her book, The Power of Writing It Down, over at her website.


Apr 6, 2021

Maile and Shawn talk about the fine line between hope and discouragement, whether or not it's possible to choose genuine hope, and when giving up is the right thing to do. Also, Maile's crush on Daniel Day-Lewis is explored.