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.

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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...

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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...

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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 with a clever...

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Thanks for the Reminder, Lab Girl

Part of the fun of working in a bookstore is that we get advance copies of books to read. Another great thing is that we have author events. I feel like I hit the jackpot because the author of one of the advance copies I am reading, a memoir titled Lab Girl, is coming...

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Quote Your Dad

I found a lone piece of Dove dark chocolate in the pantry today so decided I'd better eat it. I love Dove chocolates for two reasons - they simply taste good and there's a saying on the inside of each foil wrapper. The sayings are generally inspirational or thought...

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Settling In to Write

I am settling in to write for the next few days at the wonderful Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. I've unpacked my computer, books, journal, and pens and have made myself a cup of tea. I am ready to write! I'm on a self-guided writing retreat with my friends...

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Books for Spring Break

My daughter, Rose, and I are heading to Chicago early tomorrow morning for a mother/daughter mini-break. We're going to visit a couple of colleges, see some sights, shop a bit and enjoy some good food. Also on the agenda is plenty of writing and reading time -...

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Goodnight Mr. Darcy

Today I picked up a cute little book I special ordered from Content Bookstore where I work part-time. The book, Goodnight Mr. Darcy, is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice in the fashion of the beloved children's classic Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. I...

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Project Complete!

On Friday I had the fun of seeing a project I started working on last fall come to completion. My friend, Jean, had just picked up a freshly printed stack of booklets about one of her mother's priceless story quilts - The Purple Sandwich Quilt - and invited me over to...

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30 Days of Writing

I spent the last several days in northwest Wisconsin at a Motherhood and Words writing retreat led by the fabulous Kate Hopper. This is the third time I've attended one of Kate's retreats and this retreat, like the others, was full of writing exercises, good food,...

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