Myrna CG Mibus

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Welcome to Writing Space

Welcome to my Writing Space blog! This is where I write about, well, writing and things related to my writing life. What can you expect to find here? I’ll share updates on my projects and tell you about what I’m reading. I’ll tell you about other writers and their projects and I may slip in a book review or tell you about a writing event.

If you are looking for my blog posts about bicycling, flying, baking and other fun things that I do, visit my Idyllwild blog.

Curious about the 1947 Dodge that I’m restoring with my younger brother? Check out our co-written 1947 Dodge Blog.

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Poetry Morning

The last several days have been full of many wonderful moments and also way too many tough ones. It’s life. It’s not always easy. I’m feeling overwhelmed. I am feeling like I am failing on several levels – parenting and being a kind spouse high... read more

Reading Past my Bedtime

I was up way past my bedtime last night finishing an advance reader copy of Saints for All Occasions, a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan which will be on sale May 9, 2017. I confess, I stayed up past my bedtime reading this book the night before last, too. And was... read more

Making Space

As most of you know, 2016 was a tough year for me with my Dad passing away and other things. I needed to concentrate on my family so I put my writing on a back burner. I’m okay with my decision to not write much last year. That said, things have settled down... read more

Another 30 Days of Writing!

You may recall that I did a 30 Days of Writing challenge last March and also did one back in 2012. Well, guess what? I’m doing another 30 Days of Writing challenge and about a dozen other writers are joining me! The basic deal is this – write a bit every... read more

Good News to Share

At the end of my post in late August, I mentioned I was going to share some good news about an essay I wrote. Well, I’m sharing the news now! My essay, “Christmas Time,” is in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas book that hit... read more

Write on through.

I just got back from a writing retreat weekend led by the fabulous Kate Hopper of Motherhood and Words. It was a weekend away that I really needed – one filled with rest, reading, writing and wonderful women friends. I’m so grateful I was able to attend.... read more

Chocolate Cake – Life from Scratch

A few months ago, I finished reading Life from Scratch: a memoir of food, family, and forgiveness by Sasha Martin, blogger at Global Table Adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed the book so I wrote a mini-review to recommend Life from Scratch to our customers at Content... read more

Locally Laid – a Plucky Memoir

Back in the beginning of August, Content Bookstore had an event with Lucie Amundsen, author of the memoir Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm from Scratch. I was excited to be working at Content that night as I was really curious about the... read more

Fountain Pen Find

When it comes to writing, I prefer to use fountain pens. I got hooked on using them about 20 years ago when I was attending University of St. Thomas. One of my English professors talked about how important it was to him to use a certain kind of writing instrument in... read more

A poem a day in April

A friend of mine, poet and writer Leslie Schultz, has been posting a new poem to her Winona Media blog every day this month. I’ve been reading many of the poems but didn’t know exactly why Leslie was writing a poem each day. I simply figured she came up... read more