Monday, June 28, 2010

Age has nothing to do with it!

If you are a young writer, there will probably be someone at some point or another who will tell you that one of the reasons you're still unpublished is because of your age. Is because you're "too young".

They. Are. Wrong.
Age has nothing to do with the skill and talent of a writer. A writer is someone who dedicates a lot of time and effort into their stories. There are people who will pretend that they are really all about writing, but it is the people that you see writing everyday and anywhere that are truly the ones who will raise to the top.
If someone tells you that you are not getting published because of your age, please know that there is a way to prove them wrong. I think that if you are a teenager writing YA literature that you would be the best one for writing those kinds of novels, but again, sometimes the publishing world is harsh. It is hard to get through the doors of getting published, and I suppose once you finally are in it does not get any easier.
Nonetheless, you are a writer no matter your age. And if you run across a publisher or agent who will not represent you or your manuscript because of your age, then know that you are better off without their support. I am sure that if someone would just take the time to read your work without knowing whether you are a teenager writing YA literature or an adult they would not think for one instance that they needed to decline your work because you write as if you do not know correct grammar, punctuation, word choice, and etc etc.
Why do I randomly bring this subject up? Well, my dear writers, I bring it up because I am hoping that this can cheer you up if you are a young teenager writer as I am seeking to be published.
Keep trying!

Happy writing,


Lydia Kang said...

I very much agree. Hard work and the drive to be a better writer is what gets a person published (or so I hear!). Age has nothing to do with it. There are teens and writers in their very early 20's who are pubbed authors or going to be. And they all work very hard!

LReneeS said...

Thank you, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who feels th is way.
Age really has nothing to do with it. We all can be talented, no matter how young or how old we are.

Happy writing,

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