“This is for all the late-bloomers in the world. Writing is not like dancing or modeling; it’s not something where if you missed it by age 19 – you’re finished. It’s never too late. Your writing will only get better as you get older and wiser. If you write something beautiful and important, and the right person somehow discovers it, they will clear room for you on the bookshelves of the world – at any age. At least try.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert
BTW: Elizabeth Gilbert writes novels, biographies, essays, memoirs and short stories. Her 2006 memoir "Eat, Pray, Love" spent weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list and was made into a film.