BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

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