I teach writing because I love writing, and I want to share that love with others. It may be hard to believe, but I haven't always loved writing. At least not academic writing. I've always been an avid fiction writer, but when it came to my first writing class in college, I couldn't help but think: "What the hell did they do to writing? This sucks!"
I wasn't any good at academic writing, either. In fact, you probably remember the story I share in class about how I almost dropped out of college because of that first writing class. I needed to write a 4-page paper, and after 2.5 pages, I had nothing left. I was completely stumped. I kept thinking that I was obviously too stupid for college.
How ironic that it was a writing assignment that almost ruined everything for me.