Posts Tagged ‘rejection’

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: Dealing With Rejection

In Loose Change on September 7, 2014 at 1:42 pm

“I have never taken rejection as an obstacle to my writing. It has remained, at times, an obstacle to my publishing.”
—Frederick Busch


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Fiction Writing Tip # 17: The Blivet

In Loose Change on July 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

“The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.”
—Michael Korda, former Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster




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