How to Become Famous After 40

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Many people have become famous after 40 like Toni Morrison who won the Nobel Prize in Literature, Clara Baron who founded the American Red Cross, and Julia Child who starred on the television show, "The French Chef." The best years of your life are those after 40. Make the best of them, and become famous after 40 by following these tips.

  • To become famous after 40, write a best-selling book. With all your years of experience, you should have many stories to tell. Think about your experiences going to school and work. You may also find some of your interpersonal relationships fun to write about. Sign up for a creative writing class, and let your imagination flow. If you're worried about grammar and punctuation, get an editor to edit your work. If possible, find a literary agent to market your book to a publisher. It's easy to self-publish a book. Check the resources below to self-publish a book for free and become a famous author after 40.

  • Get into politics to become famous after 40. Start by advocating for any cause that is important to you. Get involved with a political party, and start volunteering your time. Raise funds and register people to vote in your neighborhood. Connect with your local officials and offer to be of service to them. Educate yourself about the issues. Brush up on your writing and speaking skills. You could be the next President of the United States.

  • To become famous after 40 become an actor or actress. Get some head shots taken. Send your photos and resume to casting directors and producers. If you get an agent, don't give the person any cash. Legitimate agents do not charge up-front fees. Start auditioning for acting roles. Read magazines like "Variety" and "Backstage" to find out what's going on in the show business industry. Start taking acting classes. Most acting jobs are in New York and Los Angeles. If you live in these areas, you're more likely to become famous after 40 as an actor or actress.

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