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If you have a hankering to see your name in print, you just may have the makings of a writer. You could be the next Mary Wesley who began writing late in life and wrote the award-winning book The Camomile Lawn. If you’re interested in writing contests for seniors, you may enjoy learning about Bookbite see.., a contest held by Booktrust in England,  or Passager, a poetry contest for over-fifties. Frances Kazemek has written a helpful book for seniors who want to begin the writing life. It’s called Exploring Our Lives. To help you get started on writing as a career or a hobby, read this list of 25 tips on getting started.

Writing is one of the most satisfying activities in the world. Give it a try!