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For this post, I will take a refreshing break from writing about cancer. Today is the first Wednesday of the month. That’s the day when members of Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh‘s Insecure Writer’s Support Group post an article answering the question of the month. This month, I will share about the importance of research as well as my recent interview Read more…


A to Z Challenge

On March 29th, I saw a post about the A-Z Challenge in my Facebook feed. At the time, I was publishing one post once a week. My website was in serious need of resuscitation. Could I do it? Blog every day for a month (except for Sundays)? How would I come up with a topic for every letter? My blogging habits Read more…


#IWSG–April Post has become #AtoZChallenge ‘D’ postThis month Alex J. Cavanaugh‘s  Insecure Writer’s Support Group is teaming up with the A to Z Blogging Challenge. to join in the fun, go to the site and sign up!Today’s post is the letter D. Check out my post on how cancer becomes “Drug-Resistant.”April IWSG Day Question: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Read more…


Reading as a Writer

 It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month again. That’s when I take part in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group.  The question for February is, “How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?” I thought I would share some of my literary thoughts and habits, reading as a writer.Reading the Classics as InspirationWhen I was a literary Read more…


Impostor Syndrome

It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month again. That’s when I take part in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group.  The question for January is, “What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?” I decided to write about attitudes so deeply rooted that they feel like a rule.  The result is what is known as “impostor syndrome.”Impostor Syndrome Read more…


SMART Goals

Every New Year I ask people if they’ve made a resolution, Most people respond with a resounding, “no!” it’s as if resolutions are dirty words rather than opportunities to create positive change. Goals give you a challenge. They help you to grow, not only as a person but toward the fulfillment of your dreams as well. Everyone has goals—or at least, Read more…


lung cancer awareness

What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?November is lung cancer awareness month. So, it’s fitting that this month, Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group has asked the question, “What is your favorite aspect of being a writer?”I write to educate, advocate, and change people’s perspectives. In particular, I write about cancer and living with cancer. In October of Read more…


This month’s question is: When do you know your story is ready? I know that my story is ready when I’ve gone through my writing process. It’s really like what your teacher taught you in English class.For those of you who had English after lunch, and found yourself sleeping, I’ll go over it here in Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Read more…


Memory Maker's

 The Memory Maker’s Journal is available in 5 different covers! The Memory Maker’s Journal- Ruby Edition The Memory Maker’s Journal- Turquoise, Red, and Orange Edition The Memory Maker’s Journal- Navy and Violet Edition The Memory Maker’s Journal- Pink Edition The Memory Maker’s Journal- Turquoise Edition Why a Memory Maker’s Journal?When my husband, Dan was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2012, one of the things Read more…


This month as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, participants are sharing how they find time to write.How do I find time to write?It isn’t easy. Like most people, I have a lot to juggle in my life, appointments for my kids, my husband, and myself, homeschooling 2 daughters and keeping my oldest on track as she begins college Read more…

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