My overall goal with this blog is to encourage writing, give tips and hints to help writers improve their skill and add to the success of fellow writers. Ongoing contact with my writing students, current and former, has benefited my own writing to a large degree and I want to share what I've learned. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, October 21, 2016
Overcoming Failure - Part 1
Every writer has failures. Without exception. Dr. Seuss was rejected 27 times before he was finally able to get And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street published by Vanguard Press in 1937. Search other famous authors and you will find they were all rejected at some point. Famed author Amanda Hocking came to my writing class with a thick folder full of rejection letters. When she, in class, learned about self-publishing and Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, she published her own work. Soon, after selling over 1 million copies, she got the attention of some of the largest publishing houses.
Then they fought for her.
They could fight for you one day.
In my book, Writing for Publication, I give 6 ways to overcome rejection and failure in your writing. My next 6 blog posts will each highlight one of these techniques.
Appreciate your Own Talent
If you know you are a good writer
if you have something valid to say,
appreciate that in yourself.
Self-appreciation comes across to others as confidence.