01/11/2013 05:58 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2013

Bret Easton Ellis: 5 Authors Who Wrote Books Before Turning 21

By Tiffany

I’m currently 21 and I’m contemplating pursuing a career in writing. The problem is that I don’t write as much as I should, and I doubt the quality of what I do write. But then I realized that there are people out there who write and create regardless of their age. Through some searching around, I was able to find authors who were published by the time they were 21 or wrote books while they were teens. Hopefully, they can serve as a source of inspiration for you as well.