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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dreaded R Word: Rejection

Have a question? Agree, disagree, with me? Leave me your opinion. Rejection or the rejection slip comes, sooner or later, to writers. It goes without much writing to explain that the R word is dreaded. Who welcomes a rejection slip? A writer's rejection shouldn't be taken personally. It's a tap on the shoulder to try harder. Ask questions. Why was the piece rejected? Go through the manuscript to check for errors. Was the publication a good fit for it? Look at everything, even length requirements. Make sure it met the publication's length requirements. A writer's rejection is handled by writing. If it's impossible to work on the rejected piece, start a new project. Try a different writing project. Your piece was an article? Write poems. There's no need to take the disappointment of rejection out on innocent people at a store, movie theater or on the street. Feel bad about rejection, rejection slips, for five seconds, and then push-it-away by writing. You don't have control over rejection, rejection slips. Still, you have control over how the disappointment is handled. A writer's rejection is written away. Use the sting from rejection, rejection slips, to write better.
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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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Every week, The Authors Show, radio version features interviews with up and coming authors from around the world. This week The Authors Show radio features Marcella Glenn, author of  'Grave Street House'.

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