Why Your 50s Could Be The Perfect Time To Start A Writing Career

The myth of the “Too Late” career change is just that, a myth

Rick Martinez



Fifty is not the finish line; it’s the starting gate.

You’ve lived, loved, and lost enough to fill pages. Now, it’s time to turn decades of living into compelling narratives. With the unique stability that the decades have given and a network of connections, you’re set to take the literary world by storm.

The 50s are the golden era for writing — the perfect mix of experience, stability, and freedom.

Why Writing?

There are a multitude of reasons why the 50s could be the perfect time to start a writing career.

For starters, this is an age where many individuals have already established their professional and personal lives. This means that they no longer have to worry about climbing the corporate ladder or raising a family, giving them more time and mental space to pursue their passions.

Further, with decades of life experience under their belt, people in their 50s have a wealth of knowledge and stories to draw from.

This not only adds depth and authenticity to their writing but also makes it more relatable to a wide audience.

The 50s are often seen as a time of reflection and self-discovery. It’s a period where people start to question their purpose and legacy, leading many to explore new hobbies and interests. Writing can be a fulfilling way to channel this introspection and make a meaningful impact through storytelling.

The Landscape of Writing in Your 50s

In the past, traditional publishing houses were the only route to get one’s work out into the world.

However, with the rise of self-publishing and digital platforms, age is no longer a barrier to entry into the writing industry.

So, if you’re still asking yourself, why write in your 5th decade of life?

The question is, why not?

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Rick Martinez

My journey began on food stamps • I help CEOs & entrepreneurs write & publish books that give them authority & legacy • Former CEO turned ghostwriter