Sunday, January 25, 2015

Writers Speak About Writing, Part 3: Lee Child

British novelist Lee Child came to writing later in life, after age 40, when he lost his corporate job. In this interview, he notes that starting late as a writer is as it should be. He says, "This is a great career because not only can you but you should start late." He believes that the experience emerging from living and reading become assets to writers, who are essentially observers of the human condition.

Of course countless great writers reached great success in their youth. Nevertheless, Child is encouraging to late bloomers during this three-minute chat.