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Why it's Never Too Late to Start Writing

Many people believe that creative writing is a hobby that begins in childhood, but the truth is that it's never too late to start. Whether you're in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s or beyond, you can always enjoy the creative and fulfilling process of writing.


An old lady writing at her desk.

Starting a creative writing hobby later in life can bring a new perspective to the writing process. With more life experience, you can bring a unique and diverse voice to your writing. The struggles, joys, and lessons you've learned throughout your life can be used as inspiration for your writing.


Starting a creative writing hobby later in life can also be a great way to relax and unwind after a long day at work. It can be a therapeutic outlet for expressing emotions and processing life experiences. It can also be a way to exercise the brain and keep it actively engaged.


Another benefit of starting a creative writing hobby later in life is that it provides an opportunity to learn something new. You may discover a talent or passion you never knew you had. And with the abundance of resources available online and in person, it's easy to find classes, workshops, and writing groups to help you improve your skills and find like-minded people.


In short, it's never too late to start a creative writing hobby. Whether you're looking for a new way to relax, express yourself or explore a new talent, writing can be a rewarding and enjoyable pursuit at any stage of life.


If you've recently started your creative writing journey, why not take a look at our Submissions page. We are always on the lookout for new and talented authors. We would love the chance to give your stray words a home.


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