JK Rowling gives advice to aspiring young writers in challenging situations

The Harry Potter author knows a thing or two about succeeding in the face of adversity

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JK Rowling has given aspiring authors some sage advice on how to succeed even in the most difficult situations by drawing from her own experiences as a struggling writer.

On Saturday, the celebrated Harry Potter author shared some words of wisdom with a young writer who was worried about her parent’s disapproval of her dream of writing for a living.

When asked what to do in this situation, she responded:

Rowling was a single mother claiming benefits when she wrote the first book in the Harry Potter series in an Edinburgh cafe. She is now one of the richest women in the UK, having amassed an estimated £500 million fortune.

Another writer from Egypt who said people laugh at her ambition because she is female also received some words of encouragement:

Rowling often communicates with her fans on Twitter, offering advice, answering questions about her novels and revealing new information about the Harry Potter series.