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J.K. Rowling Releases Harry Potter Rejection Letters to Show People to Never Give Up

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Never Say Never.

We’ve all been rejected at least once in our lives. Whether it’s not getting that dream job, or having your partner reject your marriage proposal, it’s happened before, and it’ll more than likely happen again. But the important thing is to never give up, especially on your dreams.

Many of our favorite celebrities have a ‘rags to riches’ story. The road to their stardom wasn’t always easy. J.K. Rowling can definitely attest to that. The Harry Potter author has always been vocal about being rejected when she started out. She took to her Twitter to inspire her fans to never give up.

J.K. Rowling holding Harry Potter book

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When asked if she ever felt like giving up, Rowling tweeted, “I wasn’t going to give up until every single publisher turned me down, but I often feared that would happen.”

An Inspired Fan

In an attempt to motivate herself, a random fan tweeted that she would use Rowling’s inspirational story to keep the faith.

Rowling Responds

The author responded, explaining why she kept all of her rejection letters, specifically her first one.