Steering Through It

Lynn McLaughlin  steeringthroughit@gmail.com 1354000105531

MEMOIR BIOGRAPHICAL

2000s

Lynn McLaughlin

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Logline

A life-threatening event crushes the world around you, and around those you love. How do we all cope physically, emotionally, and spiritually? How do we move on? What are the most helpful ways to support others in crisis? In the end, what does it all mean? The author shares her most personal thoughts, fears and triumphs over the most challenging year of her life. The voices of friends and family members ring true and move the reader to a powerfully emotional and honest reflection of one’s own beliefs and life’s purpose. It is Lynn’s hope that by travelling with her through experiences and reflections, all participants will be empowered to advocate for themselves and others. regardless of life challenges.

Genre

Memoir, Biographical

Short Summary

Throughout the book, the author creates an experience suited to a boat analogy, with rising swells of optimism, then drops that crash us down. This memoir captures the strong emotions of not only the patient, but her daughter, father and siblings as they face a terrifying life-threatening illness.


The author shares a riveting, final journal entry dated exactly one year after her craniotomy. It leads beautifully into her final reflections, which give every reader much to ponder. "I am a survivor with a new perspective, and I would not have it any other way..."

Setting

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Lynn McLaughlin

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Blunt, Confident, Educated, Empathetic, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Aggressive, Decisive, Faithful, Perseverance, Badass, Crazy, Leader, Outspoken, Complex, Heroic, Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Marina McLaughlin

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Naive, Beautiful, Empathetic, Faithful, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Peter Prior

Age: 72

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Masculine, Perseverance, Skillful, Blunt, Educated, Faithful, Honorable, Leader, Decisive, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Heather Raymond

Age: 49

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Confident, Leader, Perseverance, Engaging, Faithful, Gracious, Heroic, Modest, Badass, Decisive, Educated, Selfless, Strong Moral Code

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials