A few months ago, I started booking events for my work and I noticed a common theme. People have a story to tell. When my books are on display at vendor booths, people often tell me that they want to write, too. I say, "Go for it." The task may seem daunting at first, but you get the hang of it. You may have a lot on your mind or just a few sentences. The point is to write it down or record it. Before you know it, those thoughts will add up and you'll have a story.
Don't be afraid. I recently learned that Chloe Dahl (27), granddaughter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl, released her first book My Golden Ticket and she plans to continue her grandfather's legacy. She mentions she has big shoes to fill, but she's looking forward to it. Whether you're young or old, it doesn't matter. If there's a story on your heart, tell it.
Roxanne Ridge writes for the youth. Not to mention, writing is peaceful.