Today’s interview gets emotional as we dive into the area of writing memoirs. From a workplace’s secret investigation, broken public systems, publishing a diary, to receiving haters online – today we are so honored to interview and share the story and memoir writing process of Shannon Hernandez, author of My Final Forty Days as a Public School Teacher....more
I meandered through the perfectly spaced trees that lined the rutted dirt path. The woven wooden basket, balanced just so on bent fingertips. Each step had my eyes searching until I caught sight of the weathered ladder leaning against the stout trunk. This was the only time my mother actually encouraged me to climb a tree and this, in and of itself, made the trip worth it. I carefully climbed the paint worn rungs, aware of the buzzing bees that were busy at work sucking the last of the nectar for their honey....more
** NOTE: I realize I'm writing a blog and therefore probably guilty of exactly what I'm about to discuss here but so be it. I prefer to think of it as being complex, not contradictory. **
I admit I have a completely irrational streak about publishing. I LOVE great writing, both fiction and non-fiction, but I HATE what feels like indulgent, pretentious, entitled, annoying writing and publishing of same.