The road to fame is not always easy. In fact, more often than not you have to live through a lot of hardship, avoid a serious break down, and only then can you follow your dream. These are exactly the principles that many famous people were committed to while striving for success, never minding the difficulties on the path.
We bring you several stories of such amazing people, who only became known worldwide thanks to their talent and resolution.
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The now globally famous writer and author of the series of books about a boy wizard had a troubled childhood — she had a strained relationship with her father, and her mother was often very sick. Following graduation from university, Joanne tried to find her place in the world and changed her jobs several times. Finally, in 1990, while on the train from Manchester to London, the idea came to her of writing a book about a school for wizards. However, life threw more and more trials at her, and she only managed to finish her book five years later. The novel was printed in 1997, and although the print run was tiny, it was named the best children’s book of the year.