Mirka M. G. Breen

The Writing Life


The dictionary says that wistful means “full of unfulfilled longing” and “musingly sad.”

That means sad with a touch of sweetness to it. Sweet, because it is a pleasure to think about what we wish for.

When I was growing up, my favorite books were somewhat wistful. Because I’m still growing up, they still are.

And because I write stories I would like to read myself, most of them have a wistful quality. Many are funny, (I think) and some are silly, (I know) but most have something of a sweet longing in them.

Book Cat by Shelagh Duffett©


A writer writes alone, or so it seems. In truth I have with me all the writers I’ve read, and many writing friends, to accompany me on this journey.

Some of my writing friends have websites. If you have time, visit their sites and read their books.

Barbara Bockman 
Tina Cho
Evelyn Christensen
Douglas Evans
Laura Sassi

Polly Horvath
Rebecca Stead


And last but never least- there are readers. I'll always treasure my first fan letter from a child who is not only a good reader, but a fine artist.



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