JK Rowling Helps To Inspire Others By Sharing Some Of Her Rejection Letters
JK Rowling has already been an inspiration around the world with a little known series about a wizard called Harry Potter, and now she’s encouraging fans to never give up by posting some of her old rejection letters.
Just another reason why we absolutely love JK Rowling.
JK shared the letters after a fan asked to see her first rejection letter, to which she replied saying the ones for Harry Potter are now in her attic, but that she could share the ones she’d received when she was trying to find a publisher for 2013’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, her first novel under the name Robert Galbraith.
In one of the letters, which she shared for inspiration for aspiring authors rather than revenge, the publishers tried to help JK with some feedback on what she could (or should) do, telling her that ‘a writers’ group or writing course may help’ her to get constructive critique on her work.
They add that she may want to ‘double check in a helpful bookshop’, on Amazon or in the ‘buyer’s guide of Bookseller magazine’ about who currently publishes the fiction genre.
The other letter didn't contain quite so many tips, simply saying that they were unable to accept new submissions at that time.
As it turns out, these two letters aren't the harshest she's ever received either:
Being the inspirational, encouraging, downright wonderful lady that she is, JK also shared some magical tips on keeping motivated and not letting rejection get you down:
Four for you, JK Rowling. You go, JK.