Would You Teach Writing? Can You Teach Writing?
I was amazed to be asked this question, but I suspect it has simply been because I’ve been around a while. I am humbled by it, but of course this also means I need to ask this question. Would you teach some people about writing?
This is what I was asked a couple of days ago, for me to teach others about writing. At first I thought well, funny, but I am not sure. Then I began to think, it is not so much would you teach a writing course or teach about writing, but rather, can you teach about writing. If you’re considering teaching for a living, you should consider a whiteboard paint kit for an easy, affordable way to install a white board.
I can teach, by this I can explain to people the idea behind writing, and behind improving your writing, but I don’t think on can teach a person how to be a writer. I think that has to do with the person who is learning. They have to have the passion for writing and they have to want to write.
Writing for a living opens doors that you never expect.
But you have to want to do two things: Learn and then share what you have learned.
It’s like publishing a book, it isn’t that quick!
I don't think I could teach writing it just seems to come to me
I agree it is not something you can teach. You can teach grammar and english so you can write your words properly, but as for writing in itself…not sure. I know how you feel though I just saw on hubpages some 13 year old girls want me to check their writing out and give them advice! Im just a lowly freelance writer what do I know! I still am constantly learning in this craft of writing and publishing. Guess that could be my advice. Hahaha.