photo by susan chaffin

Stories are powerful, motivational and  inspirational.  This is why Project Storyboard is looking for men and women who are going through chemotherapy/radiation or those who have won the battle with breast cancer and would like to share their wisdom.

WRITE YOUR STORY!!!

To insure that there are a variety of helpful thoughts on the blog it is important that your story have a focus and moral to it. Your story must have one of the twelve topics as your angle. I understand that your story may be quite long but taking your story and pulling one of these 12 options as your focus will allow more people to read about you. Choose one of the 12 topics for the focus of your story.

  1. Motivation
  2. Overcoming a low point
  3. Support (Family and Friends)
  4. Happiness
  5. Love
  6. Treatment
  7. Children
  8. Family
  9. Spouse
  10. Marriage
  11. Diagnosed for the first time
  12. Diagnosed the second time

GUIDELINES

  1. You must either be a breast cancer survivor, have breast cancer, or going through treatment for breast cancer.
  2. Your post must be family friendly.
  3. Your post must be original and not previously published either on the Web or in print.
  4. You agree not to publish it anywhere else, including your own blog or Web site. You may, however, post a brief “tease” or summary on your site that links to the post.
  5. You may provide up to three byline links: one for your blog or Web site, one for your bio or About page, and one for your Twitter usernames (optional).
  6. Your post should be at least 500 words long and no more than 800 words.
  7. You should also read:

    These all contain some very helpful tips to maximize your post.

EDITING

  • My goal is to share what you’ve written directly with the readers of Project Storyboard as quickly as possible. So please edit, edit and reedit your story for grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. I will make minor edits if need be. If I make substantive changes (unlikely), I will email the post back to you for your approval before posting.
  • I may provide a short introduction or conclusion to your post to provide context or the rationale as to why I think the post is important. My comments will be separated clearly from your post.
  • I will also include any contact information that you provide including email, website, and social media identities.

DISCLAIMER

I understand the work that it takes to write your story can be very exhausting. Sadly, your story is not guaranteed to be published. Scheduling and topic variety will determine when and if your story is to be published.

SUBMISSIONS

If your post meets the above guidelines then:

  • Please email it to me for consideration.
  • Please confirm that you are willing to engage with my readers in the comments about your post. This is hugely important and a non-negotiable.
  • Please include your story in plain text in the body of the e-mail. DO NOT include attachments. I will not open them.
  • Please remember that your stories should be between 500 – 800 words. All stories longer than 800 words will not be published.
  • Please include the topic of your story. This way I can schedule variety.
  • This is the honor system. Please do not submit more than one story.

Unlikely but if your post is not published you are obviously free to do whatever you want with it, including publishing it elsewhere. Also, please put your post in the body of the email rather than as an attachment.

Thank you so much for your willingness to help others!

Click here to submit your story via email