Dark Secrets Behind Gone With The Wind

Margaret Mitchell Wrote The Book Out Of Boredom

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The then-25-year old author wrote the book because she simply had nothing better to do. Mitchell’s boredom would open up the door to an exciting 63 chapter book. Before coming up with Gone With The Wind, the author worked for the Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine.

But, she took a leave of absence to recover from a “series of injuries.” Little did anyone know, she was writing her first and only novel.