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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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...

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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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It’s August now, almost September

It's August now, almost September, and I have not written a blog post in four months. A lot has happened in this short period of time. My Dad passed away in July and while I am glad he is now at peace the weeks leading up to his death were some of the worst. There's...

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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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