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Fun Fact 10/8

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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Stephen King received 60 rejection notices before his first short story was published!

                              

Michael Jordan didn't make his basketball team, Albert Einstein's parents were told that there son was an idiot, and he would never end up being able to speak full sentences.

These are two famous stories of men who continued started off as failures, but they didn't let failing scare them from pursuing their goals.

Stephen King, who was sent 60 rejection notices for the same short story over and over again, is another man who didn't let failure stop him from achieving his dreams.

Stephen King's first published story was "I was a Teenage Grave Robber", by a magazine called Comics Review. He was given two magazines by the company as payment, and he felt as if he was on top of the world.

In his graduate year of college, Stephen received a full scholarship to the University of Maine. After sixty rejections for his stories, he was finally able to sell his first short story "The Glass Floor" for $35 to Startling Mystery Stories.

It doesn't seem like much - but that first $35 was the stepping stone to push Stephen King to where he stands today, as one of the world's most successful authors.

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by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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sara_7106
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM
Interesting
gmadiane
by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

just shows ya, never give up!

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Oct. 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Totally!

Quoting gmadiane:

just shows ya, never give up!

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monjerm01
by Monica on Oct. 8, 2013 at 6:51 PM
Interesting.
mamasfamilyof4
by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM


 Interesting, I had heard the one about Albert Einstein before.

MaiasMommy619
by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Nice
cbk_mom3
by Mendy on Oct. 9, 2013 at 12:31 AM

I had read this about him before. So glad he didn't give up. 

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