“Just because it didn’t find an audience, that doesn’t mean it’s bad work.”
In case you’ve been living on a distant planet for the last almost 20 years, allow me to introduce you to J.K. Rowling: author, Twitterer, and Queen of England*.
*OK, that last one isn't true. But it might as well be.
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She achieved crazy international success back in 1997 after her first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was published. You might have heard of it IDK.
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Before that, though, she was a struggling writer living alone in Edinburgh with her baby daughter and relying on state benefits. Since becoming successful, she’s been incredibly vocal about those struggles.
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And this morning she took to Twitter to share advice with any aspiring writer going through similar struggles – or any struggles at all.
She retweeted an account encouraging artists to work on ~that thing~ they feel like no one cares about, saying it's “great advice for many reasons”.
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