Too Young to Write?

Sarah Y. Westmoreland

“You’re too young to do that! Wait until you’re older.”

How many of us have heard this phrase at some point in our lives? I know that I have, more than once. My whole life I’ve been ‘too young’ to do anything that I wanted to do. I was ‘too young’ at the age of two to know that I wanted to be an author. I was ‘too young’ at the age of three to try to write a story. I was ‘too young’ at the age of four to marry The Crocodile Hunter (Steve Irwin). Okay, they were right about that one, but, still! When I was thirteen, I was ‘too young’ to write a novel. Friends, relatives, teachers… they all told me that I was too young, that I would never finish, and that, if I did, it wouldn’t be worth reading. At fourteen, I was ‘too young’…

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