Rejection Letters to Famous Authors

Even J.K. Rowling was told to give up writing. But she realized that the only path to success is through failure.

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Comments (8)

(8) Gloria Frisch, August 5, 2021 2:52 PM

I've read most of these books and enjoyed them. My late daughter was into J.K. Rowling which I am not.

(7) Meredith Kramer, May 20, 2019 10:04 PM

I write for the gold!

Thank you for the inspiration and poise! I am inspired to continue to grow.

(6) Sara Yoheved Rigler, May 19, 2019 8:56 PM

On behalf of all writers...

thank you, Yvette Alt Miller. I loved this video.

(5) Michael Porogi, May 19, 2019 8:28 PM


Since I want to become a writer, and because I'm planning on finishing my first crime fiction by the end of this year, I found this short video to be very encouraging. I'm in the process of reading a few how-to books on authoring novels. Luckily, I already have the story, I just need to put it down on paper in a professional style. Thank you for the video!

(4) Shmuel Shimshoni, May 19, 2019 2:49 PM

Failure may surely be the road to success

I've yet to meet anybody who has not been fired from his first job and has not regreted it. Just imagine that if you were not sacked from that first job as a "message boy", you'd be retiring at age 65 from still being a "message boy".

(3) K.H. Ryesky, May 19, 2019 2:34 PM

Who now recognizes the name of Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg?

Does the name Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg mean anything to anyone?

The Margrave wanted to hire a musician for his court. A composer sent the Margrave some musical scores he had composed, in hopes of attaining the position.

The Margrave was not sufficiently impressed with the compositions to hire the applicant.

The composer's name was Johann Sebastian Bach, and the pieces he composed are now widely recognized as his "Brandenburg Concerti."

Just about everyone knows of Johann Sebastian Bach, but few recognize the name of Margrave Christian Ludwig.

(2) Nancy, May 19, 2019 2:11 PM

Learning from one's mistakes

I've heard it said that we can learn more from our mistakes than out successes. This makes A LOT of sense to me, as it helps learn what not to do on the next attempt at mastering a particular skill.

(1) Tonna Chavez, May 19, 2019 1:37 PM

Thank you...

"The only path to success is through failure." So very so many ways!


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