Writing Quote

Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.

― William Faulkner

Dealing with Rejection

One of the most difficult things for a writer is maintaining confidence in the face of rejection. There’s a lot of information and tips out there, but we like the witty advice of Chuck Wendig.

Check out this post: 25 Things Writers Should Know About Rejection.

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10. Beware Snark, Reject Cruelty

Every once in a while you’ll get a mean rejection. I don’t mean a rejection that takes you to task — that’s what rejections should do. I mean a rejection that is destructive over constructive. That insults aggressively (or passive-aggressively). Maybe the editor was having a bad day. Or maybe the editor’s just a sack of dicks. Rare, but it happens. When it does: ignore and discard. You’re expected to be professional. So are they.