Kate Hopper

World of Wonders

By Myrna CG Mibus / November 14, 2020

Several months ago, I received an advanced copy of World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, a book written by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and published by Milkweed Editions. The book is one of those that is hard categorize because it covers so many topics and fits into several genres. I could…

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Organizing My Writing – Part 2

By Myrna CG Mibus / October 5, 2020

Back in March, I wrote a blog post titled “It’s That Organizing my Writing Project” in which I wrote about going through my writing in the effort to see just what I have and what I should do with it. This project came out of a meeting with my writing coach, Kate Hopper, that we…

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Organizing my writing project

It’s That Organizing my Writing Project

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 2, 2020

Not quite a year ago, I sat down with my writing teacher and friend, Kate Hopper, to talk about my writing goals and all that. I’ve long talked about writing a book – a memoir or collection of essays – but I’ve written on so many topics over the years – body image, flying, bicycling,…

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My Essay is on Grown & Flown

By Myrna CG Mibus / January 9, 2019

I’m excited to announce that an essay I wrote in a recent writing class taught by Christi Craig was published on Grown & Flown, a website and blog for parents of teens who are preparing for college and beyond. My essay, which started with a prompt to write about tension, is about attending a Hippo…

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Chicken Soup The Joy of Christmas

Good News to Share

By Myrna CG Mibus / October 19, 2016

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 bookstore shelves on October 18th. “Christmas…

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Robert Frost quote on sign

Write on through.

By Myrna CG Mibus / October 9, 2016

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. It was meant to be, I think. Kate’s…

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Settling In to Write

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 31, 2016

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 Joy and Chris. We’ve now done several…

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30 Days of Writing

By Myrna CG Mibus / February 29, 2016

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, some tears and lots of laughter. At the other retreats I…

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Essay Submitted!

By Myrna CG Mibus / November 13, 2015

I just sent off an email to an editor of an online literary publication asking her to consider publishing an an essay I wrote about my Dad. I’m both excited and nervous to have sent it out to someone. Mostly nervous, I think. I’m not so much nervous about whether the essay gets accepted or not…

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