The Historical Socrates i. His family was not extremely poor, but they were by no means wealthy, and Socrates could not claim that he was of noble birth like Plato.
Sixteen when I wrote it, seventeen when I sold it, eighteen when it came out.
Did your age factor into marketing? Only very slightly and occasionally. Simon Pulse, August I never liked it. There is always going to be a first book for all writers, and many many many will not be as enamored with it as they are with their most recent stuff.
Simon Pulse, April Do you think that your age factored into getting a book deal?
So make of that what you will. Being twenty-two holla, Taylor Swift with 9 contracted books and 6 on shelves is still pretty weird to a lot of people. Roaring Brook Press, April The style is different, on a sentence-by-sentence level.
I write fantasy and stuff with female main characters now, and those are things I never thought were for me. Do you have any advice for kids who want to be teen authors? What I would say more than anything is to not be so anxious about the passage of time.
Want it tomorrow for as many tomorrows as it takes. Do you have any advice for first time authors currently in their teens? Way to go on being a first-time author. It was my 7th grade English assignment, so I was 12 when I wrote it, 13 when I signed the contract, and 14 by the time it finally came out.
I was very up front about that in my cover letter. In fact, I considered it a selling point. Scholastic Paperbacks, Reissue Edition, May Certainly my age was central to all the blurbs and author bios created for the book.
If there were publishing people who thought less of me because of my age, I had the advantage of being too naive to realize it. It was a little awkward to be the youngest person in every room, but that was kind of an education too. I developed a firm handshake and learned to look people in the eye.Want to do something cool in ?
One of the best ways to leverage your spare time in the upcoming year is to learn a new skill. Just think about the most successful people in the world. How are the books you wrote as a teen and the books you’re writing now different? Similar?
The stuff I’m doing in the book world now is different because it’s HOUSE OF SECRETS, which I co-wrote with Chris Columbus, which is for seven- to twelve-year-olds. So it skews YOUNGER than my teen stuff.
Benjamin Franklin — ‘Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.’ Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Home; My Books; life () inspirational () humor (). “When you have an advertising model, you’re not selling people something they love. You’re selling them to advertisers.” Wow, how true that is! "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." --Benjamin Franklin "You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.".
Socrates (— B.C.E.). Socrates is one of the few individuals whom one could say has so-shaped the cultural and intellectual development of the world that, without him, history would be profoundly different.