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The Hilariously Awful Youthful Writings Of Successful Authors

Julia Scott | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Julia Scott

There is a certain kind of bad writing that occurs when you are between the ages of 16 and 24 and have an audience of one. 'Self-indulgent' doesn't begin to describe it.

This Teen Has Published Two Books Before Graduating From Middle School

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.22.2014 | Black Voices

Writing a book is no small feat at any age. But one Brooklyn teen has completely exceeded the expectations of any author, despite her age. Angela...

5 Authors Who Wrote Books Before Turning 21

| Posted 01.12.2013 | Teen

By Tiffany I’m currently 21 and I’m contemplating pursuing a career in writing. The problem is that I don’t write as much as I should, and I...

Fitzgerald, Kerouac, Bukowski, and Words for Young Writers to Live By

Alex Layman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Alex Layman

In 1938, F. Scott Fitzgerald received a story from family friend Frances Turnball, who was looking for feedback on her writing. In response, Fitzgerald crafted a letter containing advice for young writers worthy of marble etching.

Finding Your Voice: Advice For Young Writers From A Pulitzer Prize Winner

| Junot Díaz | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

Junot Díaz is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the John Sargent, Sr., First Novel Prize; the National Book Cri...

For Alexandra Monir, Book Is Just The Beginning

Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books
Kia Makarechi

It is perhaps unsurprising that 25-year-old Alexandra Monir has already released her first novel. But when one realizes she also wrote and recorded songs to complement it, and that she's penning her second book, it's hard not to be impressed.

Justin Bieber's Memoir And 9 Other Autobiographies By The Under-25 Set (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

UPDATE: Justin Bieber has announced via Twitter that the book coming out this October is not, in fact, a memoir, but mostly a showcase of behind-the-s...

The New Yorker On Picking The Top 20 Writers Under 40

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The habit of list-making can seem arbitrary or absurd, leaving the list-makers endlessly open to second-guessing (although to encourage such second-gu...

20 Best Writers Under 40 In 1970: More Successful Than Young Authors Today?

The Millions | Jeff Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The majority of these writers are in their mid-to-late 30's and are just now at the start of what we hope will be a long and fruitful career. But if y...