Being a writer is not only a career; it goes beyond passion and the ability to turn ideas into a written piece. That’s why writers must be applauded for they are exceptional individuals who can weave stories that leave their readers either mesmerized, teary-eyed, enchanted, or inspired.
Writers can find inspiration for their writing from the smallest things they put their glance on. They can build an amazing story from the most unexpected places or from their own experiences.
Writers are creators, designers, travellers, and more. But most of all, they are storytellers of their own narration.
Writers have their own stories…
Behind every successful writer is a one-of-a-kind story to tell. It’s amazing how they created their own share of inspiration for others while turning their imagination and creative juices into the next bestseller.
Compiled below are four of the most renowned writers in the world not only because of their published manuscripts but also because of how they become the famous authors they are today.
#1 Stephen King
Who wouldn’t know Stephen Edwin King? For sure, no one will argue that he is one of the top-notch authors at all time. Stepehen King is an American author of various genres including fantasy, suspense, supernatural fiction, and science fiction. His first novel entitled “Carrie” was rejected by thirty publishers. That was turly heart-breaking for King; he was so disappointed that he threw the manuscript away. Good thing that his better half, Tabitha, retrieved the novel and encouraged him to continue writing.
Who would have thought that the former gas pump attendant, janitor, and industry laundry assistant will become the author who have successfully built a successful writing career? Stephen King’s books have sold more than 350 million copies all over the world and have been adapted into films and TV series.
#2 J.K. Rowling
Remember that story of a single mother who struggled with clinical depression while making a living for her family? Yes, J.K. Rowling, the author of one of the most amazing stories of all time and creator of our well-loved character, Harry Potter, has gone through that. She has completed her manuscript for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1995, but got frustrated when twelve publishers rejected it. Bloomsburry finally accepted the book. That is when the ‘magic wand’ of Harry Potter works and Rowling starts to reap success from her writinngs.
#3 Helen Keller
Helen Keller has shared the world her own inspiring story and the 12 books she authored. She became blind and deaf due to an illness when she was only an infant. It was when she was seven years old that she learned how to communicate. She’s a fast learner and it’s inspiring to know that she has published her own autobiography when she was 22. From that time on, she was known to become an internationally acclaimed author, political activist, and lecturer.
Famous for her inspiring quotes and stories, Maya Angelou is one of the inspiring writers and speakers who shared her passion and writing prowess to the world. If you have already read ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ then you’ll have a glimpse of how her early life influenced her journey to become a renowned writer. She was abused when still young and became a mother when she was seventeen. She was able to find a job as a singer and dancer thus, leaving her job as a sex worker. She then eventually changed her focus and geared to writing and activism. She has published seven well-known memoirs and various books of prose, essays, and poetry.
Every writer is different from the others. But one thing is common: they all start with a blank page and overcome all the struggles to create a writing masterpiece to inform, inspire, and show everybody that no matter how hard life can be, there’s always a moment for us to shine.