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Pep Talk – Lizzie Harwood
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Pep Talk

Lizzie Harwood / Pep Talk

The Only Way to Stop Feeling Rejected as a Writer

Cue the violin music, thing's are about to get emotional. One of my writer buddies has been receiving rejections from the Big 5 Publishers. After spending three years on her book. Plus a huge amount of time and $$$ on writing classes, submissions, hone your craft stuff, platform building, networking, and pow-pows with literary agents. Her agent says, 'Don't give up hope' but she's now somewhere between disappointed and hopeful. More than disappointed. She feels rejected. I'm here to share how to...

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Vampire Princess

Today, first day back at school for 2012, we see a girl who has sort of been Bunkeroo's friend (the world of 4 and 5 year old girls has its own laws of friendship) handing out a Hello Kitty birthday invite to another girl. There isn't one for Bunkeroo. The girl comes over and says in French, 'Bunkeroo, I'm not inviting you to my birthday, but I'll invite you next year, okay?' The girl's mum just complimented Bunkeroo's shiny...

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Rejection is a dirty word

Consign rejection to the bin. This is a particularly pretty bin. But any bin will do.

The other day was all about rejection. I sadly wasted an entire afternoon of my three-day little holiday from Bunkeroo on rereading all correspondence from agents in the past about my first two novels and numerous short stories, thinking I was doing research on whom to submit to now, but really f***ing depressing the heck out of me. I have a collection...

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