"Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock,
perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack
showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will
split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it,
but all that had gone before." ~Jacob A. Riis
Footnotes is a recurring series on the GLA blog where I pick a subject and provide several interesting articles on said topic. Every writer at some point in their career must face rejection. Today I’m serving up 4 articles to help soften the blow.
1. You are not alone.30 famous authors who faced rejection.
2. Words to write by.5 reasons your manuscript gets rejected, as told by Victoria Mixon.
3. Three levels of rejection. Austrailian writer Damien Kane shows you how you handle each one may make the difference in whether or not that manuscript gets published.
4. It happens to everyone. Agent Nathan Bransford explains why every writer will face rejection.
This guest series by writer
Nancy Parish, who runs her
blog, The Sound and Furry.
Want more on this topic?
- Footnotes: 5 Articles on Creating Characters.
- Footnotes: 5 Articles on Writing Description.
- Confused about formatting? Check out Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript.
- Read about What Agents Hate: Chapter 1 Pet Peeves.
- Want the most complete database of agents and what genres they're looking for? Buy the 2011 Guide to Literary Agents today!