Author Archives: Meghan

  • The Story Writing Cycle

    Posted on December 19, 2017 by Meghan in Blog.

    1. A new idea strikes: “This is going to be the best story ever!” 2. Plotting: “I’m never going to get this to work.” 3. Rough Draft (making flinging motions with hands): “Super powers for everyone!” 4. Second Draft (weeping into hands): “This story sucks. Writing sucks. I suck.” 5. Third Draft (contemplating): “If I […]

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  • Perfection is the Enemy

    Posted on November 12, 2017 by Meghan in Blog.

    Between blog posts, working, and keeping up with my family I’ve been busy writing stories. My friend Tina gave me an idea for a writing project over the summer. I was lamenting  to her about being stuck in a writing rut and how long it took me to finish a story. She gave me some […]

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What It Does Right

    Posted on October 27, 2017 by Meghan in Blog.

    Halloween is almost here, and I’m wrapping up my series discussing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’m glad it’s over. Truly. I don’t like complaining and pointing at all the wrong. I think things like Pinkwashing need to be pointed at, need to be discussed. But I don’t like doing it. The other day I saw […]

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: When Language Fails

    Posted on October 21, 2017 by Meghan in Blog.

    All week I’ve been ruminating on what else about BCAM doesn’t sit right with me and I always circle back to the topic of language. Back in December 2014, I wrote a post about how the words ‘sick’ and ‘healthy’ were not adequate for cancer treatment. There are other words I hear during BCAM don’t […]

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  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pinkwashing

    Posted on October 15, 2017 by Meghan in Blog.

    As I sat down with my coffee and my laptop this morning, it occurs to me that this series will read painfully negative. That’s not my intent. My intent is to show you, from a survivor’s standpoint, all the things that Breast Cancer Awareness Month misses the mark on. If you have a loved one […]

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