"P.D. James published her first book, Cover Her Face at age 42.
Rachel Carson published her first book, Silent Spring, at age 54.
Annie Proulx published her first book, Postcards, at age 58.
Penelope Fitzgerald published her first novel, The Golden Child, at age 61.
Frank McCourt published his first book, Angela's Ashes, at age 66.
Peter Pouncey published his first book, Rules for Old Men Waiting, at age 67.
Harriet Doerr published her first book, Stones for Ibarra, at age 73.
Helen Hooven Santmyer published her first bestseller, "...And Ladies of the Club" at age 88.
So "I'm too old to be a writer" or "It's too late to be a writer" really didn't apply to these people. Should it apply to you?
(List courtesy of The Pocket Muse: Endless Inspiration by Monica Wood).
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