My newest student is a young adult who has some great book ideas. People have actually told her that it's too late for her to become a writer! I assured her that nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the older you are, the more you appreciate clear, cogent writing, and the more you understand the importance of good communication skills.
- Adults are more likely than teens to understand the purpose of a writing exercise, and therefore they have more patience for such assignments.
- Adults often have "writing heroes" whom they want to emulate.
- Adults usually have a concrete writing goal, such as publishing a specific book about a specific subject. When you're writing about your own personal passion, you're especially motivated to make yourself understood.
Education is a lifetime activity. It's never too late to improve your writing skills! Start now, and by this time next year, you'll be amazed by your progress.