Young Writers Can Become Young Authors (Lesson #1)
Most people believe that teenagers can’t get published.
At least, not “normal” teenagers.
It takes outrageous talent, famous connections, or astounding luck. Just like making it to the NFL or winning the lottery.
It’s a common cultural assumption: normal young writers like you or me could rarely, if ever, get published.
But what if that was just a myth? What if that assumption is not so accurate after all?
What if young writers actually had a real shot at becoming young authors?
Young Writers, Young Authors: A New Video Series
It’s these questions that Brett and I are exploring in a brand-new video series called, Young Writers, Young Authors
Over the course of four videos, we’re going to ask questions, share stories, challenge assumptions, and get serious about young writers legitimately becoming young authors.
In this first video, “Young Writers Can Get Published,” Brett and I sat down and I threw him some tough questions about how realistic it is for young people to get published.
In return, he shared some surprising answers, insights, and a paradigm-shifting exercise that I believe every young writer needs to hear. Seriously. I got to hear these answers first, and they blew my mind.
And I’m a young author!
Ultimately, Brett’s answer is clear: Yes, young people absolutely can get published.
It requires hard work, but, as he says, “It’s far more likely than most people think.”
This Video is For You If…
You’re a discouraged young writer wondering whether publication is possible.
You’re a hopeful young writer looking for motivation.
You’re passionate about anything (even if it’s not writing) and you’re wondering if it’s realistic for young people to achieve serious success.
But here’s the catch: These video lessons are only free and available to the public until Thursday, February 2nd. So get watching!
“Very few young writers get published. But it’s not because they can’t. It’s because they’re not getting to the point where they have a legitimate shot.” – Brett Harris, author of Do Hard Things
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