Writing a book is like having a baby

August 23, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

I’ve heard it said at writer’s conferences and through conversations with authors: Writing a book is like having a baby. I’ve not had the opportunity to experience the literal birthing process but, from what I understand, these events are fairly paralleled. As I write today, less than three weeks from my “due” date, I’m seeing…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 7

April 27, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Oh friends, so much to catch you up on. Here’s a long overdue book update! Cover It’s such a blissful thing as a writer to find a designer who puts your words into colors, shapes and styles. Will Bryan was the visual talent behind my devotional, Unexpected. And there was no question, I wanted him…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 6

February 13, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

I’ve attended several writing conferences and overheard, on multiple occasions, that writing a book is like going through a pregnancy. Having never been pregnant myself, I’m not sure if this is a fair comparison. But, I will say  similarities seem to appear. I’m carrying a message inside of me, it’s a big part of me,…

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Homeless shelters: 7 insights after working at one

December 23, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Last spring, my friend Elizabeth called me with an exciting request: could I help one of the Kansas City homeless shelters get through a rebrand? My heart leapt. When I started freelancing about 20 months ago, one of my major prayers involved supporting my local community. I’d worked nationally for so long, I wanted to…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 5

December 13, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Writing a book is a funny thing. You hold this idea inside of you for so long, but once you start typing, finish your manuscript, sign with a publisher and get rolling on edits, it speeds by. This beautiful thing you’ve held so closely to your soul for many years is suddenly not “yours” anymore.…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 4

November 4, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 6

This is a fitting title for this blog because since I last updated you, my memoir has gained a “Part 4.” Yep, that’s right. I thought I was done. Remember how in Part 3 I told you I finished writing, cried and then sent a book proposal out into the world? Well, I sent the…

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A Place to Be Me (FCA Camp in Pella)

August 26, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

As the editor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine, I had the opportunity to visit Pella, Iowa and watch a multi-sport FCA Camp in action this past summer. Here’s a personal story from a fun experience! Background on FCA Camp There are 6 different types of FCA Camps: sports, leadership, coaches, power, team and…

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