Before they became world-known.Writers Odd Jobs.

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Every life experience has its benefits. Even if it has been devastating, we learn, we grow, and we emerge stronger than before. Here is an infographic that shows what some very famous authors endured as they followed their paths to fulfillment, and we hope that it will encourage you to do the same. Becoming a successful author is not easy, and such a tiny percentage actually become well-known and prosperous in this profession. Your dream profession may have nothing to do with writing, but there are some important lessons to be learned from these writers. 1. They did not waver and they did not give up. They took jobs well beneath their skills and talents, because those jobs would allow them to continue to write. 2. Many of them gained important understandings related to human nature and the societies in which they lived or continue to live. Ken Kesey worked with the mentally ill and that allowed him to write of their plights with first-hand understanding (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest). That job and the resultant novel landed him a contract for the screenplay rights and royalties from a 5 Academy Award-winning film. 3. We admire commitment, and it is commitment that allowed these writers to become the successes they were and are. So, how’s your courage and commitment? We hope it is stronger as a result of looking at what these authors were willing to do.




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