Just a quick question today; something I've been wondering about for awhile:
Why are so many writers teachers?
What's the connection? Now, I know it's not because of all of the free time teachers have (*ducks*). How do I know that? Because I used to be a teacher, too.
So is it... teachers are creative people who don't want to take the corporate path? Teachers are more empathetic, which also makes for good writers? Teachers really want to be writers but need a day job? Personally, I never thought of writing as a 'job', and I decided I couldn't do the corporate thing any longer. Teaching was something I'd always wanted to do -- besides writing -- so I thought I'd give it a go. It's a long and circuitous route to where I am today.
I'm keen to know why you think so many teachers are writers, and vice versa.