This is 40
I don't know if my age has helped me write as much as given me experience and insight into life.
I've always felt that people (in my life anyway) were always quick to put concern on what I wrote as opposed to an opinion.
Too honest, too angry, depressing, is everything alright? I wanted feedback, but all I got was analysis.
My age has given me courage to continue writing, and to get the (more than occasional) rejection, but my wisdom has pushed me to pursue and hopefully one day publish.
At 16 I was shy, but at 40....F&@k it.