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See how this author succeeded at age 80 by being himself

This week, author Berwick Coates scored a $130,000 deal and a two-book contract at age 80.

This after he was urged by his son to write a contemporary novel full of sex and violence, since his earlier efforts at writing historical fiction hadn’t panned out.

Ultimately, as Coates story illustrates, you have to write what you’re passionate about and what fits your interests and calling.

The lesson: To be successful as a writer, be more of yourself. Amplify what you’re doing and what makes you unique.

To read the story about Coates’s success, plus other valuable writing lessons, visit The Wicked Writing Blog at Writers’ Village.

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