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Is it much more difficult to be an author at a young age


#1

Most authors I see are like older. Well I’ve written a few books they’re decent mostly about my life but now as I’m maturing I feel I should write more and eventually they’ll be good. I throw some philosophy and stuff into them.


#2

I think as we get older we have more life experience to flavor our writings. Good luck with yours.


#3

I started out as a poet

when it’s all said and done

I hope they will say

It was all poetry.


#4

I had felt the Internet could help me write better. Message forums like this one. I set out to be a writer first. Then a poet @Daze. Now I just like it all. And yes they are very intertwined


#5

read the classics

they’ll stir your soul

then pick up lit mags

to know who’s hot right now.


#6

Which classics do you recommend. I have moby dick. Terence McKenna said the writing of moby dick was the greatest accomplishment in United States history lol


#7

many people swear by that one

I’ve never read it

did almost all of Hemingway and Fitzgerald

but also loved the Russian classics

when I was quite young I read all of Herman Hesse

and then got into the beatniks, my kids dad and I were born again hippies.


#8

I also have war and peace my pdoc recommended Tolstoy


#9

I’ve read some Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg, hippies too


#10

they used to tell me back in the day

that I had potential

that’s what they’ll tell you when your’e young

but having a strange mind helps too

and you should really do it like a journalist

religiously, in a routine, and rudementary.


#11

the academy giving out the award to young poets

these winners were 35

it tended to upset me

but now, I guess that’s still young


#12

You only need a pen or a word processor…

Getting published and making money is another world. But success in those areas isn’t necessarily a measurement of your merit as an author.


#13

I actually don’t think people read books anymore! But, of course, I might be projecting.


#14

I have heard that reading helps writing. So, if one is quite young and doesn’t have a lot of reading under their belt it could make it harder to be an author. But then there may be those that have a good vocabulary just from day to day communicating and can pull it off.


#15

That’s my advice to young poets. Read read read. The more you read, the better


#16

Some say hip hop is a “young mans game”. People usually start their careers about the same age I started writing poetry and raps. But I see no reason I can’t make the music at a later age if I want.


#17

Yes and no. My daughter has written three novels so far and has them on Wattpad. Are they wonderful? No, she’s 17 and a bit short on life experience. But if she keeps writing this often and this hard she will eventually produce something worthy. Also, she reads a LOT. The best writers are also readers. Those who don’t read invariably don’t write well.


#18

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