As someone who had stories forming in my head since childhood, but didn’t start committing them to paper until I turned 40, I’m a great believer that you can do anything you put your mind to if the passion and drive are there.

If you have a plot and some characters running wild in your mind, it’s time to get their story out there. Even if you choose not to publish it in the end, just writing down your ideas and breathing life into the pages can be enough to boost your creative juices and spur you on to do more and more.

Writing is very therapeutic and can be a great distraction and break from the stresses of life. If you’re looking for something to do to take ten minutes out of the day-to-day chaos just for you, start writing a book.

You never know what you are capable of until you try, and there’s a lot of help out there to make your writing journey easier. Spell checkers, grammar trackers and free storage are all useful tools which can be used to propel you on your way to becoming an author.

What are you waiting for? Start writing today!