J.K. Rowling Had the Best Response When a Young Writer Asked for Advice

At last! A writer gives realistic advice to aspiring writers, instead of the usual “Just do it!” bullshit that helps nobody. *Salutes J.K. Rowling*

TIME

J.K. Rowling, who famously sketched out the plot for the Harry Potter books on a napkin, offered some advice to aspiring writers on Twitter Saturday.

When posed the question, “My dream is to be a writer, but my parents always say that this is not a worthy profession, what I do to change this?” the author replied:

It worked for her! Rowling went from unemployed and living on state benefits to a multimillionaire in just five years.

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