There's a question I'm sometimes asked, which I find very hard to answer -
Why do I teach?
I generally ramble my way through a series of reasons, like giving something back to society, seeing people fulfil their potential, exploring the art of writing and journalism...
But I never seem to quite nail it.
This morning, in one little Tweet, it was all cleared up, sweet and simple.
An author who I taught at the Winchester Writers' Festival, a fair while ago, got in touch to say he was about to be published for the first time...
And he had acknowledged me in his book -
That's why teach.
It's like running a dream introduction agency.
Hello, person. Hello, your dream.
Now let me introduce you - sit back and watch your relationship develop - until you dance through the stars together.