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(Clockwise from top left) Dr. Maya Angelou in 2008, Nicholas Sparks, John Steinbeck in 1962 & J.K. Rowling (© Jemal Countess/WireImage; Evan Agostini/AP; Keystone/Getty Images; Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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November is National Novel Writing Month. If you feel it's in you to write the next "great American novel," but you need a little push to get started, seek inspiration in the humble beginnings of these best-selling writers.
 
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