4. J.K. Rowling
Today, Muggles of all ages can’t imagine a world without the magic of Harry Potter but, once upon a time, J.K. Rowling wasn’t so sure. Like many authors, she was no stranger to rejection. The first book of her literary sensation Harry Potter series was rejected 12 times before Bloomsbury decided to take a chance on it. Rowling also recently shared two more rejection letters for a 2013 crime novel written under her pseudonym, with her Twitter followers.
She hoped that by showcasing her own shortcomings she could inspire other writers to never give up on their dreams. Case in point: look what happened when she didn’t.