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J. K. Rowling is an author who’s experienced great success—but also failure. Years before her Harry Potter series became an international sensation, she was “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.” Even after the smashing success of her fantasy books, she encountered rejection when she submitted her work to publishers under the pen name Robert Galbraith. These setbacks remind us that every writer’s path has challenges and foibles; that’s why we find Rowling’s words to be so powerful and inspiring. Here are five J. K. Rowling quotes on writing and life that have particularly captured our fancy.
On Overcoming Failure
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