JK Rowling Posted Her Rejection Letters On Twitter, And It’s Inspiring.
JK Rowling is one of the most successful fiction writers of our time: Harry Potter isn't just exceptional, it's a beloved household name that will be cherished for years to come. In other words, Rowling didn't just make a series of books -- she actually made history.
But it wasn't all success and sunshine for the writer. Before her first Harry Potter was picked up by a publisher, she got very familiar with something all writers do: The rejection letter. Recently, she tweeted a few of them to inspire other writers not to give up. After all, if JK Rowling still went on to pen the most beloved children's novels of a generation after this much rejection, anything is possible.
I wasn't going to give up until every single publisher turned me down, but I often feared that would happen. https://t.co/bMKu4zJ3nm— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 25, 2016
I pinned my 1st rejection letter to my kitchen wall because it gave me something in common with all my fave writers! https://t.co/ZmGNWDdF7x— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 25, 2016
I had nothing to lose and sometimes that makes you brave enough to try. https://t.co/ETEk8lcih1— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 25, 2016
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