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Gerry Miller commented on the blog post 'The Point: On Writing, Arrowheads, and Finding What You Seek'
"Want to share that the members of my on-line group loved reading of your experience.  Many thanks, dear friend! Hugs ... Gerry"
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Gerry Miller commented on the blog post 'The Point: On Writing, Arrowheads, and Finding What You Seek'
"Thanks for sharing your public blog and I know my cyber group will love this! Gerry"
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Mylene Dressler commented on the blog post 'The Point: On Writing, Arrowheads, and Finding What You Seek'
"Hi Gerry, and thank you! This story can also be accessed through my public blog, American Stories NOW: That should make it easy for your group. Give them my best, and my best to you too! Mylene "
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Gerry Miller commented on the blog post 'The Point: On Writing, Arrowheads, and Finding What You Seek'
"This is a beautiful experience and I'm so glad you shared this.  I want to share it with an online group ... Monasteries of the Heart, because our group has been reading Karen Armstrong's book, 12 Steps to A Compassionate Life.…"
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Who I am:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Wedding of Anna F. (novella)
The Floodmakers (novel)
The Deadwood Beetle (novel)
The Medusa Tree (novel)
Stricken: The 10,000 Stages of Grief (anthology)
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Blog Posts
I found out about She Writes from:
Joni Rodgers

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The Point: On Writing, Arrowheads, and Finding What You Seek

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:00am 4 Comments

Yesterday, near Round Mountain in Utah, I found a jagged stone struck by many tiny blows, leaving behind the trace of the human being who had met and shaped it. It wasn't a perfect arrowhead--part of the bottom was missing--but still I held it in my hand, wonderingly. All my life I've hoped to find arrowheads,…


She Counts, She Writes

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 6:16pm 2 Comments

Feel like escaping for a moment, and stepping outdoors, to number the birds? I'm delighted to share that my first piece of nature writing--a new genre for me--has just been published by Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment. From the notes Flyway asked me to provide to accompany my piece, "The Compiler":

"The birds have always been with me as I write.…


Writing as Archeology

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 9:31am 1 Comment

So this week my first novel, The Medusa Tree, was re-released as an e-book by a wonderful paperless publisher, Untreed Reads:

When my agent…


Writer's House

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 1:22pm 1 Comment

In 2007, I came to live, for a humid fall season, in the home where I am writing this now. In this home a woman, now long dead, hunched over a typewriter--at least, I always imagine Carson McCullers hunching when she wrote, because her shoulders in photos always look slightly rounded, and her body seems to curl into anything she cares most about, she loves--and here she dreamed and got up and paced around and looked at the patterns in the carpet, waiting for the words, the idea, the…


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At 2:27pm on January 5, 2011, Christina Brandon said…

Happy New Year!


I read your post in the latest issue of Creative NonFiction! Lovely!

At 3:38pm on December 29, 2010, Tania Pryputniewicz said…

I know the feeling Mylene...(of wanting to write for writing's sake)...haunted by it daily. Ever since my first little blue diary with its own key, must have been five years old?

Just spent a few days in Corpus Christi visiting my MIL, went by the Columbus fleet museum. A few dioramas there reminded me of my love for miniatures...which parallels that joy I get when I capture even one small scene, one still life. To writing, despite all the shift in routines at holiday time, even for a few moments.

At 3:27pm on September 9, 2010, Emily A. Palm Mulica said…
Hi Em! Nice to meet you, thank you for adding me as a friend.
At 10:12am on August 25, 2010, Anna Fani said…
Thank you Mylene. I hope so too :)
At 1:27pm on August 24, 2010, Debra TBD said…
Thanks for the invite. I look forward to spending more time here and enjoying all the rich offerings.
At 1:23pm on August 24, 2010, Kat Tansey said…
Lovely to meet you, Mylene. I watched your video reading from The Floodwaters -- love your writing, and your reading of it!
At 1:20pm on August 24, 2010, Judith C Evans said…
Nice to meet you, Mylene! Thanks for the friend invite.
At 12:51pm on August 24, 2010, Vivienne Diane Neal said…
Hi Mylene, thank you for welcoming me to She Writes. Best wishes to you.
At 9:28pm on August 23, 2010, Dawn Jones said…
Def of the sweeter things in life.
Spent a whole day out there layin on a rock over the mountain spring, soakin up the sun while listenin to the water and the life around me.
At 7:53pm on August 23, 2010, Loretta Matson said…
Mylene, I read The Deadwood Beetle over the weekend. What a beautiful story, and beautifully written! Thank you for introducing yourself.

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