Minimalism, Success and the Curious Writing Habit of George R.R. Martin

November 21, 2014 5:06 PM

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In 1971, a young writer graduated with his masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He spent the first 13 years of his career writing professionally and made a living from it, but without major success. In 1983, he released his fourth book, The Armageddon Rag.

Nobody read it -- the book was a total flop. In the author's own words, "It essentially destroyed my career as a novelist at the time." [1, 2]

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