I have a theory that the love affair with writing usually starts very early in life.
For instance, I have been writing books, poems, short stories, song lyrics, plays, magazines, and newspapers for as long as I can remember. (As a side note, as a child, I tried to "sell" subscriptions to the last two items to my mother who willingly purchased them though the quality was rather, shall we say, lacking.) I'm not saying any of my creations were or are great works of literary art, mind you, but they rarely make readers regurgitate, so I consider that a positive sign.
However, my own experience does not make my hypothesis accurate.
Consequently, I'd like to ask visitors to this site who are recreational or professional writers the following question:
"At what age did you begin to write for pleasure?"
Please share your info and we'll see if my theory holds water or sinks like a cement block tied fast to a snitch's ankle.
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