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7 Common Truths That Will Help Writers Handle Rejection Productively

Today’s guest post is by Regine Ward.

The more effort and energy you pay to a piece of writing, the more painful rejection is. To add to the misery, we often tend to dramatize these situations and dive to the depths of despair and frustration.

What we all need to remember is though bitter, rejection is not a tragedy. With the right approach, it can be turned into an instructive and motivating experience. The truths I’m going to present here are not new. Nevertheless, they keep me going even if I feel like quitting.

1. You’re Not Alone

We choose acknowledged, outstanding personalities to be our role models. We seek inspiration from their victories and work to meet the high standards we set for ourselves. Having bumped into another obstacle, we start questioning every little thing we’ve done on the way to success. Continue Reading…

The Positive Side of Rejection

Today’s guest post is from author and blogger Angela Ackerman, whose insightful wisdom can be found at The Bookshelf Muse.

I bet a few eyebrows jumped up at reading the title of this post. In fact, right now people are crossing their arms and expelling a bitter laugh or two as they recall the soul-eating, BP-oil-spill darkness that accompanied their last rejection. Something positive? What, it came in an email so no trees had to die to deliver it? Come on, Angela, get real.

Okay, first of all, saving trees is a good thing. 🙂 But that’s not what I mean. All rejections, paper or otherwise, have a positive side. Continue Reading…

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