Category: Writing, cancer

The virtue of patience

Last night, I’ve discovered I would have to rework the entire first chapter of my memoir. I started my first chapter right when I found the bump, but failed to tell my readers anything else about what my life was like at the time. I was in third grade when I first found it, so... Read more »

Telling the Truth

We all have aspects of our lives we would rather move past. We might have treated someone else badly, been mistreated by someone else, as well as many other possibilities. In my case, my secret involved a medical illness. I was terrified to expose myself and write this memoir because it was an extremely personal... Read more »

Memoir Review: Autobiography of a Face

Tonight, I’ll be reviewing this lesser known book about a British girl who immigrates to New York city after being diagnosed with sarcoma (cancer) in her jaw. Unfortunately, this requires an operation to remove a third of her jaw, along with radiation and chemotherapy. I am just now getting to the part in which Lucy... Read more »

Distancing Yourself When Writing A Memoir

As memoirists, we often write about heavy and emotional subjects for our books. For instance, my heavy memoir topic involves a health scare that turned out to have many hidden blessings. For those of you new to my site, welcome! You can read what I’ve posted so far, and I will post more of my memoir... Read more »

Blog-a-palooza August 2017: Hodgepodge!

There were so many good prompts for this blog-a-palooza, and I couldn’t possibly pick just one, so I decided to answer several of them because I love them all! “Write about a character or scene in a movie or book that affected you.” Most (well now all!) of you know about my love of  The... Read more »