They say there is no age bar to be a writer. I can agree most heartily as my debut novel “It Can’t Be You” a psychological thriller was published a few weeks before my 59th birthday.
I was amazed the other day to find a lady on Twitter who wrote her debut novel aged 71. Read about Ann Carbine Best here. This is most inspiring.
Also, meet Jerry Dubs who took to writing after a career in journalism. I related to him as we are of the same age:)
So, it’s never really too late to write, to fulfill a dream that many have of writing a book. Moreover with the eBook market throwing open immense opportunities, it’s a wholly new ball game out there.
My suggestions, as one of the Oldies Who Became Writers brigade:-
- Don’t tax yourself too much. It is hard work but don’t over stress and beat yourself up if everything doesn’t go according to your plans (read: dreams)
- Make sure you truly enjoy what you are doing because this is going to suck up huge amounts of your time. It’s also quite addictive as you go along.
- Have modest expectations because life as a writer isn’t always a bed of roses. Things often look more glamorous than they are.
4 thoughts on “It’s Never Too Late To Write”
I would think the older you are , the better your writing would be. All those of accumulated years of wisdom, you know?
Agree with you:) Hope our readers think so too!
I’m always looking for new writer friends. So you can imagine my pleasure when through Twitter I got an email message that brought me here.
How lovely of you to mention my memoir. We “older” people do have the experience the younger ones don’t; subjects to write about!
And I’m glad I just found the link that takes me to the U.S. Amazon site where I can buy your book, It’s Never Too Late.
I’m going to put up a post, probably tomorrow, to tell my blogger friends about you and hopefully drive some traffic your way.
I’m very happy to meet you!
My pleasure, Ann! I admire what you have done and was happy to share your achievement. Best, Prem