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MB Dahl
Writer of fiction, warrior at heart
MB Dahl is an award-winning author who believes in the power of a good story. She has written everything from dramas to full-length novels. Currently, she works as a technical and marketing writer for a software company. When not writing there, she writes short stories and novels that will take you on a journey to being more than a warrior and encourage you to be the person you can become. Her debut novel, Through the Balustrade illustrates a young girl’s journey through her own insecurities to discover truth and hope. In addition to her writing efforts, Dahl seeks to help others on their trip through life.
She leads an online chapter of the internationally established Word Weavers critique group, and she launched the Christian Writers Hub, a group dedicated to encouraging writers to keep learning and keep on writing. She is also a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association and the Light Brigade, a writers’ group. In addition to all that, when she’s not napping or searching frantically for her cape, Dahl teaches online writing courses for young writers.
Ramblings of a Warrior
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The Art of Asking for Help in a World of the Strong

Mar. 27, 2019 by

It’s hard to accept help when you’re too competitive, proud, concerned, or insecure to take it. My husband and I have this little arrangement. He does the dishes on Monday and Tuesday nights, and I do them on Wednesday and

Developing a Boundary – The Code for a Life Fully Lived

Feb. 23, 2019 by

Being able to set a boundary can be the difference between a life well lived and a life not lived. There’s this thing in software development where the developer writes the code in such a way that it prevents the

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Deep Water – A Short Story about Loving Yourself

Feb. 15, 2019 by

Tears splashed onto the fingerprints covering Jolie’s iphone. “What have I done?” The phone shook in her trembling hand as reality washed across her. “What was I thinking?” Bing. A Trevor text. “What in the world are you thinking? Delete

Look Up and Be Still – Hope for the Busy One

Feb. 7, 2019 by

My daughter loves scenic views. If we go to a new city, she’s always on the lookout for a great view from up high. The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Gellért Hill (Budapest). So it came as no surprise

When Feeling Insecure Leads to a Sweet Gift

Jan. 30, 2019 by

It had been a long week, and I wanted to cry or hide or both. I didn’t though. The task before me was clear. I couldn’t just ignore it. People who back out of things at the last minute urk

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Bruised, Beaten, and Better Off – Living with Community

Jan. 24, 2019 by

Things I learned from my Word for 2018 – Community Last year, when I landed on “community” as my word-of-the-year, I had been trying to push myself to be more social. You see, I’m happy to stay home and not

Finding Freedom by Not Being Who You Thought You Were

Oct. 25, 2018 by

When you discover you’re not the person you thought you were you might get a little down. It’s okay. A bubble that big getting popped can stop a person. But only for a little while. After the shock wears off,

So Blessed – A Short Story about True Riches

Oct. 12, 2018 by

(Note from the author: I wrote this short story a few years ago and ran across it a few days ago. It struck a note in my heart as I’ve been struggling with the ambiguity found in the church. Blessed

I May Have Taken the Warrior Thing Too Far

Oct. 4, 2018 by

I’ve been wondering if I’ve gotten this warrior thing all wrong. Maybe putting up a good fight and not running away at first blood isn’t the goal. Could it be I’ve twisted my concept of what a warrior should look

Time to make a change.

Preferring My Life of PB&J and Never Tasting Success     

Sep. 27, 2018 by

Nothing against peanut butter and jelly. I love a good PB & J on white bread. Tasty. But sometimes it’s not the tastiness that attracts me. It’s the easiness of it.  And therein lies my loss. The comfort of the