Writers Who Never Gave Up on Their Dreams
Anita Shreve said, “The only difference between a published writer and an unpublished writer is the published writer never gave up.” We’ve all heard stories of writers who seemingly achieve, overnight success, like Stephanie Meyers in her Twilight series. But most writers spend years toiling away before we get a chance to enter their writer’s world. Madeleine L’Engle decided to give up writing on her 40th birthday after her manuscript A Wrinkle in Time had been rejected once again. She writes in her Crosswicks Journals that she covered the typewriter, descended the stairs, and realized she was narrating her actions in her head. A writer writes. The following is a brief synopsis of five famous authors who never gave up on their dream. I hope their stories inspire you to embrace your dream and never give up.