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Remember today’s date if your writing has ever been rejected

If your writing has ever been turned down (and you’re not a real writer if you haven’t been through that experience: you’re a writer who doesn’t send stuff out…) October … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Writers: don’t think of it as rejection – Barbara Kingsolver Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

This manuscript of yours that has just come back from another editor is a precious package. Don’t consider it rejected. Consider that you’ve addressed it ‘to the editor who can … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 11 Comments

9 famous authors rejected by publishers (comfort for emerging writers)

I enjoyed reading the article published by The Writers Circle website about famous authors who were not only rejected (in one case 800 times), but also had to suffer crushing … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 10 Comments

2014 – A Year of Literary Rejection

Originally posted on erinnamettler:
Last New Year I posted a piece about my plans to submit writing to every possible publishing opportunity. I said I was going to organise my…

January 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

“It’s all down to luck…but the harder I work the luckier I get”

Today is the day they will announce the winner of the 2013 Booker Prize (as I write Jim Crace seems to be the favourite with Colm Toibin a close second), … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

DID YOU KNOW about these famous rejections?

Towards the end of a course I often remind students that there are people who  go to bed every night knowing that they once held the manuscript of Harry Potter … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 6 Comments