Sorry but this "collective wisdom" as you call it has been exposed as a myth many times over. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20121114-gladwells-10000-hour-rule-myth

Nevertheless, an older person certainly can become an excellent writer. Many might have a hit on their first try without any apprenticeship.

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Ph.D. Finance, MSc Creativity Studies | Combining science and personal experience I write about Aging, Creativity, and Life.

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