In fact, it is the pursuit of #4 that inspired this post.
On Saturday, I taught a fantasy writing class. It wasn't my first time speaking to group of writers, but it was the first time I had ever taught. If you want to know what they thought of me, just click on this *ahem* picture below which was created by the creative Candy Gourlay, one of the writers on the course.
And please refer to me as "Slasher" from now on.