J.K. Rowling is one of the biggest inspirations for people who dream of making a living from writing.
She started the Harry Potter series while dealing with the breakdown of her marriage, looking after a baby and living in a Edinburgh council flat because money was so tight, as well as grieving the death of her mother.
Even when Rowling finished the first book, it was rejected by 12 different publishers before she finally got a lucky break.
So when asked on Twitter on Saturday about her advice for a young fan who said, "My dream is to be a writer, but my parents always say that this is not a worthy profession, what I do to change this?", the author had this to say:
Never give up on your dreams!