Rejection and Writing: A Tragedy in 6 Steps

Kristen Twardowski

Monk_Writing This monk has the face of a man who has had to rewrite that illuminated manuscript 18 times.

Let’s talk about rejection.

I’m not a big fan of it; I doubt anyone is. But rejection is a fundamental part of the publishing process. Not all editors and presses are suited for all material, and some works could use a little more shine before they are sent out into the big bad world.

The beauty of rejection in the publishing industry is that it can happen at every stage of the process. This means that everyone has the opportunity to become adept at being rejected.

Our great tragedy starts at the beginning of that path to expertise.

Step 1: The Writing Group – Someone in your writing group is going to hate your writing. Hate is probably a harsh term. Let me rephrase. Someone in your writing group may not be…

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