15 Famous Rejection Slips

Rejection slips are part of a writer’s landscape. All authors get them at one time or another, and they usually reflect the opinion of one particular reader — often an…

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Advice from J K Rowling

When J K Rowling spotted a Twitter comment from @beauty_jackson that read: “HEY! YOU! You’re working on something and you’re thinking ‘Nobody’s gonna watch, read, listen’. Finish it anyway.” she…

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Lee Child on writing and research

A while back I asked Lee Child a question. Not in person, but via a Goodreads author promotion, and he was gracious enough to give a detailed reply. I suspect…

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Prolific writers

According to Guinness World Records, L. Ron Hubbard is credited with having the most published works by one author (1,084). But the man who once said, “You don’t get rich…

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J K Rowling on rejection slips (and more!)

A fascinating interview with J K Rowling (AKA Robert Galbraith) in The Guardian.   J K Rowling on rejection slips: … the first publisher ever to turn down Harry [Potter]…

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Elmore Leonard: 10 Rules for Writers

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Seven things writers should remember

A gentle reminder from Joe Konrath … This post goes out to no one in particular for no particular reason. Maybe it will motivate some. Maybe it will make others…

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The Myth of The Lazy Writer

Hugh Howey, writing in Publishers Weekly; The hardest part of getting a book published is the actual writing. All it takes to see this is the number of people who…

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The benefit of my experience

Or how John Steinbeck kept from going nuts … … let me give you the benefit of my experience in facing 400 pages of blank stockā€”the appalling stuff that must…

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171 words of wisdom every writer should read

A couple of weeks ago, Joe Konrath published a blog post entitled “The Path to Success”. It’s not a long post, and it concludes with this, 171 words that sum…

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