Young Minds Work Just As Well

by Emily. J. D
(Newcastle, England)

Just because you're young doesn't mean you can't write! One girl got a book published at 5, and another got a book published at 15! People will always put you down and tell you you're being delusional, obscene and hey, may even ask you to get your head checked out. But don't let it get to you. Sometimes the best creative ideas come from children. Most children's writers will go to a focus group to show their book to children who will tell them what they think should be put in and most of the time it is!

I'm a young writer and have been writing since I was three years old. I've been writing better than I can speak all of my life. Seeing as I have a speech impediment people assume I can't write well which is definatly not the case. I'm trying to write a book of short storys, and believe me; It get's infuriating but you have to be dedicated to get anything done in this day and age!

The best things come to those who wait!

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Jul 08, 2011
At Any Age
by: Audrey

Hello Emily,

Thank you for your contribution.

It's true that age is not the point when it comes to writing. It's the content. That is why I caution those who are legally children never to mention their age when they submit writing. The only time it matters is when you have to sign a contract because at least in the countries I know best, it is illegal to enter into a contract with a minor. Parents or guardians have to sign on behalf of the child.

But when work is being evaluated for publication, it's not how old the person is or what color her skin is or how much money she has. The only question is, does the publisher believe the work will sell.

I encourage all young people to write as much as they want to. So do keep writing.

I removed your age from your post because predators lurk in corners on the Web, and I do not think it is ever wise for a young person to post his or her age with a name and place of residence. You never know who is reading.

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