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terry-odell's picture
Nov.16.2009
Having been the recipient of countless rejection letters, it was strange to have to be on the sending side. I can appreciate what agents and editors have to deal with. If you've been following this blog, you know we've been dealing with selling our house in a very slow market. It's very easy to...
chris-rodell's picture
Nov.09.2009
I’m nostalgic for the days when I used to gauge my how hard I was working by the frequency of my rejection letters. I knew I wasn’t working hard enough unless I was getting at least one rejection a day. This made sense because if the rejections were coming with regularity it meant that my stuff was...
andy-ross's picture
Sep.16.2009
In my line of work, I get a lot of rejection letters. I tell my authors that it is a little bit like my social life in high school. Rejection is painful to everyone.  Reading these letters  always feels like a stake in my heart. I can't imagine how much it hurts the writers who have labored for two...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jun.15.2009
I've just uploaded a new video. In this video I talk about how I began writing and the long road to publication. It takes a while for many writers to discover their writing style and to find what they truly want to write, and that's how it was for me. It also takes time to learn your craft and...
josie-brown's picture
Dec.15.2008
 Recently I wrote about another author's (very) final response to the rejections of her manuscript: it was to bury it with a formal funeral. The act of creating characters, plot and emotion consumes a  writer's body, mind and soul. So yes, I'm glad she found the catharsis she sought in that act....
dale-estey's picture
Dec.03.2008
Unless - of course - they send you a rejection letter. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN REJECTED? O, The Oprah Magazine called Other People's Love Letters "addictive," Esquire described it as "painfully entertaining." Now you can be a part of the follow-up book.Other People's Rejection...
steve-hermanos's picture
May.21.2008
May 21, 2008 A.D.  I just excavated a stack of rejection letters from 2005-06, accompanied by that odd species named "encouraging  rejections," sprinkled with a few acceptances. These were for short stories. My desk, if I could encase it in a block of lucite and make a giant paperweight,...