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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Writing my first memoir – Part 3

May 27, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 4

Two years ago on Memorial Day weekend, I committed to writing my book. Today, I’m proud to say, it is finished. The first full draft of my memoir is complete. A full manuscript – around 43,000 words – now sits in the Documents folder on my laptop (and is backed up in the Cloud). How…

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Colon Cancer Books

March 28, 2019 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

This is the last week of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to close out the month than with a list of some great colon cancer books? I enjoy raising awareness by telling my personal story of surviving colon cancer at age 17 and by connecting with others who’ve been impacted all…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 1

September 12, 2018 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Less than a year after I was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 17, I found unused, wide-ruled, 3-hole-punched paper and attempted to write my story – a memoir I suppose – in pencil. I got the basics out, mostly, the timeline of what happened to me the six months prior. A stack of pages…

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