Writing Tips & Gossip
Ever wonder. . . if you were in the right place at the right time? Maybe not. Maybe, like Oprah and JK Rowling below, you are supposed to be somewhere else so your big opportunity will show itself.
Before she penned the “Harry Potter” books, Rowling worked as a secretary for the London office of Amnesty International.
She would spend most of her day writing stories on her computer, and when her employers discovered how she was spending her time, they gave her the boot.
When Oprah was starting out as an evening news anchor for Baltimore’s WJZ-TV, she was fired for becoming too emotionally involved in the stories.
She was given a day time position shortly after (which was considered a huge step down in the news world), and turned the opportunity into the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”