Amanda Eyre Ward on compassion, gratitude and “The Same Sky.”
In this episode of The Write Up, Amanda talks with host Owen Egerton about the calling of telling stories of the voiceless and powerless, the importance of looking past politics and statistics to the faces of real people, and the ways in which exploring the lives of these courageous children has impacted her own life.
We discuss the unpredictable creative process. Amanda celebrates “circling confusion” and even the unexpected blessing in abandoning a “broken book.”
We also touch on the gift of good readers, challenges of balancing writing and family, and the glory of Texas barbecue.