BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

Persist, persist, persist! says Lincoln Michel QUOTES FOR WRITERS

The writers who succeed in my experience are the ones who submit constantly, who start the next novel when the current one is rejected, who keep querying. I might go … Continue reading

August 22, 2021 · 4 Comments

“…revision is where the work gets done…” Raven Leilani QUOTES FOR WRITERS

I don’t think I started writing anything good until I accepted that rejection is par for the course. It made me less precious. It made me realise that revision is … Continue reading

July 18, 2021 · 4 Comments

Had your manuscript rejected? Nervous about approaching a publisher? Expert help is at hand…

Normally I just pass on information about writing opportunities, hoping that it will be useful but this time it’s different. I KNOW this course will be useful because I know … Continue reading

April 1, 2018 · 3 Comments

Get used to living with recurring, crippling doubt…Paul McVeigh QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

…get used to rejection. It happens to us all. I know writers who got rejected even after 4 or 5 novels already published. You will also have to get used … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · 15 Comments

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