Outbuildings for People Like You! / by Claudia Savage

In Episode 4 of the Thick in the Throat, Honey Podcast, John and Claudia talk with writer Margaret Malone about time, taxes, and tours, and how she and her filmmaker husband Brian Padian balance art, work, and family life in a two parent-artist household. We also talk about Margaret's community-building-quick-art-making SHARE and discuss the mythical outbuilding for artists!

 Margaret Malone

Margaret Malone

Her award-winning collection of short stories, People Like You, is available through Atelier26 Books and Amazon.

 Margaret with her husband Brian and their two children take some time to relax.

Margaret with her husband Brian and their two children take some time to relax.

The question is always: How do you do it? What’s the secret? The answer you want is it’s not that hard. But the real answer is it’s incredibly hard and really messy. It is always a win-lose. But if you are a creative person you can’t not do your work; you would be a diminishing version of yourself. There is no answer. You do it anyway. 

A quick tour of Margaret's writing space.

Who we talked about in this episode:

Margaret Malone

Brian Padian

Elizabeth Gilbert

Robert Altman   

Brenda Hillman

Cheryl Strayed

Kathleen Lane (SHARE)

Jim Brunberg (Mississippi Studios)

Want to study with Margaret? You can. Here and here.