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Fiction Writing: The Fringe Benefits

In Loose Change on September 8, 2015 at 6:03 am

“Dear writer: We regret to say that your recent submission…”

According to Guy Winch, in his book, Emotional First Aid, “Rejections can cause four distinct psychological wounds, the severity of which depends on the situation and our emotional health at the time. Specifically, rejections elicit emotional pain so sharp it affects our thinking, floods us with anger, erodes our confidence and self-esteem, and destabilizes our fundamental feeling of belonging.”

Yup. That’s why I decided to write fiction. The fringe benefits.

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Fiction Writing: Dear Contributor…

In Uncauterized on June 6, 2014 at 5:39 pm

“I discovered that rejections are not altogether a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgment and to say in his heart of hearts, ‘To hell with you.’”
—Saul Bellow

 

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