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The Stages of Rejection – the Pro Rookie By Liz Crowe

By my accounting, I’ve been at “this” – and by “this” I mean this whole authoring thing—for ten years. Yep. A solid decade. Five plus five 365-day periods. Also, 3,640 days. If I wanted to feel tragic, I’d say it’s been 87,360 hours give or take since I heeded my spouse’s recommendation that I shut …
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How to Deal with Rejection as a Writer By Meg LaTorre

If you’re a writer trying to get your work published, you’re likely all too familiar with the feeling of rejection—from literary agents, editors, contest hosts, or literary magazines. If your work is published, then you may be used to receiving rejection in the form of bad reviews from readers. Regardless of your publishing status, all …
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A DRAMATIST’S TALE: Springboard Off Disappointment by Sally J. Walker

The final month of the year is usually packed with activity.  People strive to complete projects, plan and execute holiday preparations, and, finally, have their memory tweaked about  triumphant successes and disappointing  failures.  I am suspicious of people who perpetually claim successes in all areas of their lives, just as I “roll my eyes” over …
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Rejection Letters by Melinda Williams

The dreaded rejection letters we all receive from literary agents and publishers can get a writer down and they start to feel like they want to give up on their writing all together. STOP! Don’t ever give up. Submit to at least 100 agents and then I am sure one will take you on. Writing …