Tuesday Tiny Writing Tip #48 – Your Age & Your Writing


What do Bram Stoker, George Eliot, Charles Bukowski, Mark Twain and J.K. Rowling have in common?

They are all famous authors.

Okay, true, but not only that. What else they’ve got in common is that all of them either published or got famous for something they’ve published after they turned thirty.

That’s right: J.K. Rowling didn’t land a book deal for Harry Potter – one of the bestselling books of all time – until she was 31. The rest of the people I mentioned were even older – in their forties or fifties – by the time they became known to a large audience.

Do you know what that means for you?

That even if you are not one of those young, brilliant stars that keep popping up in so many creative fields lately, you still have time to find your spot under the limelight. It’s never too late to start, to be discovered or rediscovered after a long pause so don’t worry about your age. If it’s in your heart to write, then write.

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