The old saw, “Those that can, do and those that can’t, teach” is not really appropriate at any time for any topic and I guess it was coined by some disgruntled doer who couldn’t get a cushy job teaching! I ‘can’ eWrite and I am teaching it, too and both are not walks in the park, so to speak.
Today I received word that, providing I get enough students signing on, my three writing courses are scheduled for next term, starting February 2011 at a community college close to home. I have been teaching my ‘Eat Your Words – How To Make A Living As An Online Writer’ for the past six months at a community college outside my area and they have been well received by the students. More importantly, I have learned a heck of a lot about my topic I didn’t really fully understand before. There is another old saying that if you want to learn, then teach and that one I have found to be true.
I am very much in favour of teaching people how to make a living from their talent. Nowadays anyone can write and be published, either online or in print. The secret is to write something other people are willing to pay to read. An even bigger challenge is finding a way to put that writing out there so they can actually find it and buy it. If I can learn better ways to achieve that while teaching others what I know so far, then that has to be a win/win situation surely?