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Do you think that it is possible to be a young writer, and still have chances of being a published author? I'm 17, and I just was wondering what you thought of the possibilities, and what you think of the realities of it becoming true.

Hi, Sarah! That's a very good question, and is actually a question I see everywhere. There is always a possibility of getting published, regardless of your age. The writing and publishing industry cares very little about age, judging content solely on quality and marketability. Now, keep in mind that possibility and likelihood are two seperate things. It is possible for anyone to get published; however in terms of being likely, the odds are unfortunately against the author. You have as much possibility of getting published as a 30 year old. But whether you are accepted is based around quality of the piece. Also, minors cannot sign legal contracts, so your parent would be responsible for signing for you, until you are of age. Good luck! -Jamie

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Jamie Darrach


I can answer just about any question regarding the composition, editing, and publishing procedures for all forms of literature. I will give aspiring authors ample tips on how to strengthen plot, how make story-lines and characters credible, how to improve visual description and dialogue, and how to make works flow easily and naturally. In addition, I can give writers advice on how to adequately edit and revise their works. I have knowledge of the literary market, and can advise writers in which route would be best for their piece, including offer examples of presses and agents who work with manuscripts in the author's category.


I have been writing for eleven years, having completed fourteen novels, several short stories, and countless pieces of poetry. I am experienced in multiple genres. I have worked as a copy-editor and critic for aspiring authors. I have researched the literary market from inside-out, and can provide much information to writers who are seeking advice.

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