Some successful writers turn into reclusive hermits, holing up in their bungalows or country estates like monks in a cave, disappearing from public life. Not Orson Scott Card, who recently accepted a long-term faculty position at SVU, a four-year LDS college in Virginia. He writes about his decision at length in an essay posted at Meridian.
A couple of reasons he is willing to commit to teaching: (1) writing is lonely work, whereas OSC likes people and enjoys interacting with students and new writers; (2) his writing workshops don’t allow him to devote the time he wants to spend with promising student writers he encounters.. A couple of reasons he likes SVU as an LDS college: (1) it isn’t in Utah; (2) it is small and rural yet close enough to nearby cities to not be isolated; (3) it is independent. Sounds like a win-win deal to me. Good luck to both OSC and SVU.