It’s never too late to start – when your favorite authors started writing

By Jessica Millis [essaymama.com]

Do you think it is too late to leave your mark in the world literature and become an author of a new bestseller? Essaymama paper writing service doesn’t think so. Do you know that Virginia Woolf started writing at 27 years and become popular at 43, years after publishing “Mrs. Dalloway”? Do you know that Haruki Murakami was a bar manager until he was 29 years old? And Charles Bukowski was a postman until he was 40? Find out how old these other authors were when they started publishing.

Writer age infographic

Jessica Millis is an experienced writer, editor and copywriter. She works as an educator at James Madison University and as a blog editor and writing expert at Essaymama writing service.

Qwiklit’s Comprehensive Guide to Modern Literary Movements


It can be very difficult for some to understand the importance of a certain text without understanding the artistic and cultural movements of the day. While the literature of a certain era may be responding to certain events or books, some movements simply spring out of nowhere. In this exhaustive but surprisingly concise guide to all major literary movements after the year 1800, you will find a brief description of the movement’s purpose, the texts that prompted or contextualized them, as well as a brief selection of some of the period’s greatest works.

Any omittance is not an act of exclusion–for some, I am merely attempting to introduce a more varied and interesting collection. Please comment if you are looking for further recommendations. These movements are also subject to change in the future, as broader or more specific patterns may emerge as further study is done on these historical periods.

RomanticismGothic FictionRealismnaturalismsymbolismsurrealismmodernismExistentialismpostcolonialismBeat litMagic RealismPostmodernismFeminismCyberpunk