Care to Share Any Embarrassing Moments That Made You a Better Writer?

Call from Writer’s Digest magazine:

Let’s face it: We all make mistakes. But the best writers learn from them, rise above them and even find ways to transform them into happy accidents. What embarrassing moment have you overcome to become a better writer? Whether your story is funny, humbling or an important lesson learned the hard way, we want to hear from you. Share your experience in 150 words or fewer and e-mail it—along with your name, city and state—to with “Lessons Learned” in the subject line. Your story could appear in a future issue of Writer’s Digest! (All submissions will be considered for publication and may be edited for clarity or space.)


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  1. Pat Marinelli

    As a novice writer, I stumbled into an editor appointed (sometimes it’s a good thing to wait in line at the ladies room) while at a book fair and was asked to submit the first three chapters of my novel.
    1) I didn’t have a synopsis
    2) I put the chapters in a lovely little three-ring folder with a clear cover and mailed it
    3) No SASE

    I promptly (3 weeks later) received a rejection from St. Martin Press.

    Needless to say, I’ve learned better since.


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