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We all know that J.K Rowling just wins at Twitter, but we have a new found respect for her after she shared some way harsh rejection letters she received from publishing houses for her work. 

And these letters were sent to her after the success of Harry Potter. 

Yep, J.K went on to write a number of detective novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith after she had finished her monumental magical series. 

When she sent these manuscripts into publishing houses under the 'unknown' name, she was rejected several times. 

So of course, she decided to share some of these pretty brutal letters to inspire other struggling authors. 

"I regret to inform you that we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that we could not publish it with commercial success," reads the first paragraph of one such letter. 

The rejection continues with a number of tips by the publishing house on how to successfully get a book published, an area we reckon J.K may already know a thing or two about. 

Finally it finished with: "I regret we cannot reply individually or provide or provide constructive criticism (a writer's group writing course may help with the latter). May I wish you every success in placing your work elsewhere." 


If J.K Rowling can't get a book published, then it's clear that most publishing houses probably don't know a good writer when they read one. 


This is exciting news for Harry Potter fans! J.K. Rowling has announced that she is writing a new children's book. 

The author revealed the news during her first interview as her pseudonym Robert Galbraith on Radio 2 Book Club

"I have an idea for a children's book, actually I have written part of a children's book that I really love, so I'm definitely going to finish that, " she told presenter Simon Mayo. 

Ms Rowling was on the show to promote her new book, Career of Evil – a series about private investigator Cormoran Strike – which she is writing under her alter ego. She also said in the interview that writing under a pseudonym is "genuinely liberating."

"The deal was even if I am found out, Robert doesn't do publicity. I just like Robert's writing career to be less about the hype because I'd done so much of that with Potter," J.K. explained. 

"I'm the kind of writer who really does want to be alone writing in a room most of the time. With Robert, it feels like it's mostly about the writing, even though people know it's me."

She added that she will definitely continue to write books under her birth name, once she finds some time off from writing a new screenplay for her Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them