A while back, I wrote a post urging budding writers to take a moment to overlook the often pessimistic view of ‘making it’ and look instead on the bright side for once. As a means of encouragement, I shared a number of examples where well-known books or authors pushed past hardships and rejection to reach the dizzying heights of success. It went down pretty well, and in the interest of spreading a little more positivity, I decided to follow it up with a few more cases.
- George Orwell was told that there would not be a market for his now classic book, Animal Farm.
- In a rejection letter for one of his books, John le Carré was told he “did not have a future” in writing.
- The iconic, world renowned book, The Diary of a Young Girl by…
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