Knowing how to write takes much more than ‘going to school’ for it – as many shitty writing degree graduates prove. But sharing that I have a B.A. in English and Writing encourages some folks to read my stuff, so there you go. I guess they assume I’ll know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re,’ for example. And they’re right.
I also have an M.Ed. in Education. So maybe I’ll teach you a thing or two as well? Who knows. I write because I love writing, but beyond that I realized years ago that what I really wanted to do was to make people see. See what? Well, that part’s a little complicated.
Where I grew up and where I am today are two entirely different worlds. Neither side fully understands the other – and I can’t claim to either, but I’m both an insider and an outsider in each. I have awkward interactions all the time, with friends from either side making assumptions about me – and about people I love – that just don’t fit because they can’t see. Or maybe they can and just choose not to. I like to make my own assumptions there.
I write to release and remember. Writing is both the easiest and the hardest thing I could do and that’s why I’ll always do it. And although I know that publishing a popular book is unlikely, I’m used to beating the odds.
Thanks for checking in. Have questions? Ask and I may answer.