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The best age to start a career in writing

Whether you are teenaged or an older adult, a story may pop up in your head from time to time. You want to write it. But are you too young or too old to begin your writing journey? Is there a best age to start writing? Let’s find out. If you a re a teenager, do you think that you are too young to write your first book? If your answer is yes, you are wrong. There are a number of successful writers who published their first novels in their teens. Recently, I had a conversation with a thirty something year old lady. She said that she wrote a book when she was sixteen . She is just ready to share it with an audience. Be like that lady! Write your stories. Eventually you will develop the confidence to share them with an audience. So why not start your writing journey today? Are you between the ages of twenty and forty ? Apparently, this is a good time to start your career in writing. It is during this period that many writers start their careers. If you are in

Writing with the help of coaching - how this is done

How can coaching help you to write that first book?  Why should I pay for a coach? Is it worth it? Why shouldn't I just sit and write my story, my way? These are some questions that some of you are tossing around in your mind at this time. You have thrown out the idea to your friends, family and favourite network that you are thinking of writing a book. You tell them that you have an idea of what you want to write about, but you do not know how to start. Your friends,  family and favourite network are quite helpful. Some direct you to books on writing which surely, they say, can steer you in the right direction.  Some send you a list of online resources for you to peruse to get direction.  Some give you direct suggestions, based on their experience of writing. They tell you to go for it, to create an outline if you want to write non-fiction.  That is, to come up with some chapter headings and begin to write,  then edit later. Or, if you are goi

How to write, really write!

How to write, really write? This is the question that you may have asked yourself when someone sneers at your writing. Ignore them. Everybody has their own writing style. What you probably need is a bit of guidance to say what you want to say.  Here are three easy steps that should help you to finish that book or that piece of extended writing that is still trapped inside your head.   Know what you want to say. This is self-evident, isn't it? It seems to be, but it is not! This is one of the reasons that your story is still trapped inside your head. So, what do you want to say? What is the topic that interests you, that you want to share with your audience?  You want to write and many ideas are fighting for ascendancy in your head, but what is that burning idea on which you will focus your first book?  Do you want to focus it on that special story that your grandfather used to tell you, or the one that your mother used to tell you before tucking you in bed, or the stori