Think You’re Too Old—or Too Young—to Start Writing?

Winter sunset across from my house

No matter how old you are, you can become a writer, if that’s what you really want.

One of my students wrote his first poem at the age of 87 and has had his work published numerous times since. Two of my students, who are probably in their eighties, are completing gripping mystery novels. A third, also in her seventies, writes and publishes intriguing personal essays in her local newspaper on a regular basis. Another is a genealogy expert. In addition to the joy she gets from sharing her work with family members, she’s had her work published and won awards.

Some of my students have full-time jobs. Others have children and/or parents to care for. Yet they have always wanted to write, and that’s exactly what they’re doing now!

One of my newest students—a man in his seventies—read a life story he’s working on to our class. He’s never written before. The class was absolutely silent. His storytelling talent is phenomenal. And what drives that talent is his passion to tell his story.

I want others to tell theirs!

I teach creative writing to teens at my local library. The teens, too young to be timid about expressing themselves, blow me away with the range of their ideas, their ability to describe the world around them and the worlds that they create. At a memoir class I took a few years ago, two young women, still in their teens, were standout writers—among a class full of extremely good writers.

So, don’t let your age, whatever it is, get in the way of pursuing your writing dreams. If you’re longing to write and not sure how to begin or continue, get contact me. I’m experienced and easy to work with. If you’re not sure, take a look at the Testimonials tab on this website, then get in touch.

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