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It's Not Too Late

"Age is just a number baby."

You're not too old and it's not too late to write and publish a book.

Agents and publishers not knocking down your door to get their hands on your book? You may feel alone, unnoticed, or like you’re spinning your wheels and the only party invite your writing receives is to your own laptop. Please, please, please don’t lose hope.

Tell that negative dialogue in your head to shut up and keep shutting up. Speak your novel into being with all the hearts and flowers it deserves. Adjust your slackitude (attitude associated with being a slacker) and hustle, hustle, hustle.

Regardless of age, the only magic bullets out there are hard work and honing your craft. Cram every tidbit of writing knowledge into your brain and accept constructive feedback on your WIP. (Work In Progress)

Don’t give up on your dream of becoming a published author. Many successful authors caught the writing bug later in life.

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Mark Twain, “The Father of American Literature,” who wrote such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn found success in his forties.

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J.R.R. Tolkien best known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, also found writing success in his forties.

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Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in his late fifties.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder started The Little House on the Prairie series in her sixties.

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Frank McCourt, bestselling author of Angela’s Ashes, published his first book at the age of 66.


Hi. I'm Liz Ambrico, freelance proofreader and aspiring author. I too am querying agents, editors, and publishers in hopes of becoming a published author.



Wordy is the get-in-the-know hotspot for writers. From grammar to publishing find info, tips, and inspiration to take your WIP (Work In Progress) to the next level.


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I co-founded and managed a successful author and writer group on Long Island for five years. During events with publishers and authors I learned what matters, what agents are looking for, and the benefits and pitfalls of traditional publishing vs. self-publishing.

I've gained a lot of tips and tidings on my writing journey and want to share what I know.

Besides my passion for writing, I'm a fitness enthusiast, and I love coffee, chocolate, and animals. I'm mom to two amazing young men, and I live on Long Island with my husband, four zany cats, and the sweetest dog ever.

Whether you're new to writing, ready to query, or about to submit your manuscript,  welcome, you've come to the right place.

About Me


Alyssa is Wordy's website administrator and tech guru. She holds a degree in Communication and has always enjoyed writing and marketing, both of which are highly useful skills for aspiring authors. 

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