A little blog that hits on women in mechanics, writing, and horses with a flavor of Texas, sci-fi and history… And not frequently updated.
Joanna is a geek of many trades: horses, diesel engines and books primarily, though computers, art/photography and procrastinating happen too. Texas born and bred she grew up reading books, writing, showing horses, growing hay and fixing or building things. As an adult she trained horses professionally, farmed, managed a coffee shop and and a gym, worked in the parts department of an auto body repair shop, worked on a dude ranch, hotshot transported, worked in construction and has been a diesel technician. Reading books, writing, showing horses and fixing things never stopped. She attended South Plains College’s Diesel Service Technology program and earned an Associates of Applied Science in Diesel Service Technology with Highest Honors. She has also earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Technical Communication from Texas Tech University. Currently she is studying at Lindenwood University for her Masters of Fine Arts in Writing with a Fiction concentration and working as an Instructor of Diesel Service Technology for her first, and most loved, Alma Mater. illa studet scribet in lindenwood universitus – for those who have ever tormented themselves with Latin studies.
If you’re in college for creative writing, as an undergrad or a graduate, and you are struggling to find the time to generate material, don’t give up… and don’t feel guilty for writing not being your first priority. Just write. Make time for it. If it’s really important, you’ll figure it out. Get up earlier. […]
by Joanna ByrneJune 22, 2019 I had a Professor in a writing workshop ask me if I incorporated my knowledge as a mechanic in my fiction writing when she found out my trade. I was baffled and blurted out ‘no, no one would understand any of it,’ which I think insulted her, but is probably […]