The Early Jobs Of Bestselling Authors

Well, November was National Writers Month and it may have been the month when many of you struggling writers spent time feeling bad about not having written; or worse yet, maybe you spent the month wondering if you’ll ever get out the job you currently feel stuck at.

Take heart. Some of the most beloved writers of the the 20th and 21st century had some interesting jobs before they were bestsellers; let it be a reminder to us all that our current predicament is not always our final one.

Maya Angelou became the first black female conductor in 1942

Maya Angelou












Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games, used to be head writer for Clifford’s Puppy Days

Suzanne Collins











J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling used to be a  Researcher For Amnesty International.









Nicholas Sparks, author of “The Notebook” (one of my favorite movies) used to sell dental products.

Nicholas Sparks












John Steinbeck ran a fish Hatchery in Lake Tahoe

John Steinbeck


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