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Craig Stone has since had his work shortlisted for the prestigious Dundee International Book Prize, but at 30-years-old he washomeless, living in a park, and clutching his notebook for dear life.

Just before Thanksgiving, Stone shared his story in a series of tweets that seem like an appropriate addendum to a holiday that's meant to reflect gratitude.

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Let's hear it? Okay fine, maybe later.

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Note: Stone's lauded second novel, The Squirrel That Dreamt of Madness, is about a man who "quits his job, becomes homeless and sleeps in the park."

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Stone's doing much better now—and if you're inspired by his story, you should definitely check out the rest of his Twitter (and maybe even his novel), which is as silly as his story is moving.

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Sources: h/t Mashable