So it’s 4am and I’ve just finished recording a podcast for Uprising Review with my co-host Stephen Willis. Today’s topic was on age and writing. We explored a number of aspects relating to the age of the writer and the time in the writer’s life when he decided to make the move and write that first novel.
And we usually talk about novels, not non-fiction.
The example Stephen gave was that of Christopher Paolini who wrote Eragon at around sixteen years old. The kid managed to catch lightning in a bottle. He wasn’t doing anything particularly revolutionary with it, but it captured the imagination. And this got me wondering, is there a right age to start writing certain types of fiction?