When Did You Start Writing?

This Week In Writing, we emphasize that age is but a number when it comes to writing. You can start at any point in your life.

When Did You Start Writing?
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We’ve had a slew of new newsletter subscribers lately (hello everyone!). Much to my delight, many of them respond to the initial email and introduce themselves. Sure, I request responses in the email, but not everyone does.

Recently, multiple people responded with a similar message. They are soon-to-be or newly retired and looking for a way to share the ideas inside of them. Some have prior writing experience, and some were completely new to the concept.

There is never a wrong time to start writing. If you’re coming to write later in life, don’t fret about starting late. Instead, focus on the breadth of experience and knowledge you bring to your writing.

Everyone comes to writing uniquely. I encourage you to embrace your journey.

When did you start writing? What barriers did you overcome to get where you are today?

These aren’t rhetorical questions; I really want you to respond. This newsletter is the start of a dialogue I hope you engage in. See you in the replies.

Justin Cox Justin Cox

Justin Cox is a donut-loving, word-writing, nonprofit consultant based in Orlando. He also runs The Writing Cooperative on Medium. Come say hello!