For endeavors that require knowledge of craft, and constant experimenting to get it right, age may actually be a benefit...
My favorite septuagenarian inspiration is Norman Maclean, who published the most beautiful, word-perfect novel of the American West, “A River Runs Through It,” when he was 74. And then he had a second book in him, “Young Men and Fire,” published after his death at 87. Old, seemingly doomed, and brilliant — a role model for all second-act aces.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
In The New York Times, Timothy Egan considers late-bloomers in writing and other professions.