Archive for 'Rejection'

Chute on rejections

There’ve been many, many rejections. If you want to write it your own way, that’s the chance you take.–Marchette Chute

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Reaves on rejection

For every person who will say yes, there are twenty who will say no. For a positive response you must find the twenty-first person.–Chuck Reaves

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Bell on rejection

When rejection comes with specificity, use it as a road sign. It will help you get closer to your eventual target–publication.–James Scott Bell, The Art of War for Writers

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Bell on rejection

A rejection says one of two things: Either a piece isn’t right for the publisher at that time, or it is not up to their standards. The first is something you can’t change; the second you can. You do it by learning to write better.–James Scott Bell, The Art of War for Writers

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Connealy on Rejection

Take all your rejection letters and mush them up with glue and use them to paper mache yourself a thick hide. You’ll need one to survive as a writer. –Mary Connealy

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