Earlier today, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and came across this quote that was tweeted by @Shelfbuzz; “Anyone who is going to be a writer knows enough at 15 to write several novels.” — May Sarton”. It got the wheels in my head spinning frantically.
Do we really know enough at the tender age of 15? Enough to write ‘several novels’, as Ms Sarton puts it?
I wonder if she was referring to teens that may have experienced heartbreak – by losing a close loved one or suffered through a parents messy divorce? Because generally speaking an average 15-year-old is still taking in so much of life – would they be capable of banging out a couple of novels or more? What are your thoughts on this? Agree? Disagree? What were you like as a writer at the age of 15?