His mother was left alone, without money, with two kids.
He was 4 when his friend was killed right in front of his eyes
When he was 12, he released a newspaper with his brother
The paper covered the local news and short stories
And though he tried, he was rejected repeatedly.
His manuscripts were rejected by every publisher
Even though he had a good education
he did laundry for a living
He lived in a trailer. Barely with enough food.
One day, his wife found one of his drafts and convinced him to finish his novel.
It was published.
Now, his books have sold millions of copies.
Nearly all of his novels have been turned into movies and he's one of the richest writers ever.