M. Todd Gallowglas on the Benefits of Teaching and Mentoring Other Writers

The well-known wisdom phrase, “the best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else,” is easily applied to the craft of writing. The best way to learn and practice storytelling structure is to spend some time giving feedback about another person’s story. How can you turn on your inner critic when it comes time to edit your own manuscript’s grammar? Spend an afternoon grading papers. M. Todd Gallowglas, writer, critic, and educator, explains why he enjoys teaching writing and how it makes him a better writer. Before Gallowglas was an established author, he was a ballroom dance teacher. This shaped his approach to teaching from simply imparting knowledge to wanting to inspire his students. His passion for writing makes the teaching and mentoring process even more enjoyable. Watch the clip below to learn more about why this bestselling fantasy author loves sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

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