Dealing with rejection

Phoebe Morgan

One of the things that crops up again and again when speaking to writers is the idea of rejection. Hand on heart, I don’t think I know a single author who has not been rejected in some shape or form, so believe me when I say it is not uncommon and you are NOT alone!

There are lots of examples of famous writers piling up their rejection letters – J.K. Rowling and Stephen King to name just two. However, we can’t all become household names (sadly!) and I think it’s also helpful to think about those who might not have gone on to stratospheric success but have overcome rejection – it’s the persistence part that truly matters.

One of the things which I think can be really tough for writers is feeling as though the rejection is personal – as though the editor or agent you submitted it to really…

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