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Writers Who Started Late In Life Part 2

Martin ReadMartin Read, winner of the 2014 Award, missed the adrenalin of having to hit deadlines and produce professional work. Martin started his course at the age of 72. Since then he’s published hundreds of articles and interviewed several famous people. He’s also been elected to The Cricket Writers Club, giving him access to the press boxes at cricket stadiums across England.

Jaqueline JaynesJacqueline Jaynes, winner of the 2015 Award, wanted to find a new direction for her writing. She’s now a writer for Silver Travel Advisor earning her and her husband all expenses paid trips abroad. She’s also published a book about her father’s experiences as a Far East Prisoner of War.

Gabriel AdukpoRunner up in the 2016 award, Gabriel Adukpo from Ghana, wanted to supplement his pension. He uses his professional knowledge from working at the Ghanaian Ministry of Agriculture to write articles. Not only is he passing on valuable knowledge he’s also gaining extra money and travel opportunities.

Beatrice CharlesAnd Beatrice Charles, another runner up, discovered she could turn an ‘indulgent hobby’ into a very useful income stream. Her writing has also opened new doors for her and, even though she loves writing articles, she’s recently won a competition to write a children’s book.

So, as you can see, writing is a very real option for people to take up in later life. If you’d like to give it a go then think about taking a writing course to get you started. The Writers Bureau offers courses in Creative Writing. For a prospectus visit this page.

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