There have been a lot of authors in classic literature that I've found inspiring. For example, I love that Stephen King threw CARRIE in the trash and never intended to finish writing it until his wife found it and told him he should.
Or that Dr. Seuss wrote one of the best-selling children's books of all time using only 50 different words (the result of a bet with his publisher).
Or that William Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES was rejected by 20 publishers before it found a home.
William Faulkner received a letter from a publisher (in regards to SANCTUARY) that read, "Good, God, I can't publish this!"
Richard Adams was told that "older children won't like [WATERSHIP DOWN] because its language was too difficult." HA!
All of these are stories show that fiction is subjective, and with
What are some of your favorite stories of inspiration, be they from authors past or present, agents (I've come across some amazing, inspiring, and helpful agents), or pre-pubbed writers. Share!