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Late Bloomers: 7 Authors Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Start A Writing Career

  First Posted: 01/11/12 11:23 AM ET   Updated: 01/11/12 11:23 AM ET

From Writer's Relief:

Think you’re too old to start a writing career? In many industries, there’s an emphasis on youth, on what’s new, cutting-edge, and hip. But many beloved creative writers didn’t find success until their later years.

Here are seven inspiring stories about authors who jumped head first into the hustle of the publishing biz when they could have been whiling away their retirement years in happy languor.

Read more at WritersRelief.com

Laura Ingalls Wilder
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First published in her mid-sixties, Wilder is probably best known for her "Little House" series. There are museums dedicated to her, schools named after her, and even a TV show based on her books. So why did Wilder start so late? It took years of hardship and struggle before she came to a place in her life that allowed her to focus meaningfully on her stories, with help and encouragement from her daughter. When experience and creativity combine, the results can be deeply affecting.
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