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Friday, March 9, 2012

"Writing Thoughts"

"The function of the writer is to comment upon life as he/she sees it." (F. Norris)

A successful creative endeavor, shouldn't be measured by a product, but by the change it stirs in the creator. The creative process is not just putting pen to paper or brush to canvas, often it's during the downtime that the best ideas float to the surface. (Barringer)

Relax, take a walk, or just be.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rejection Trivia

When your down and blue over all those rejection letters remember some of the more famous books that were passed up many times by otherwise savvy agents and editors. Keep in mind that this is a very short list of authors and their books.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig, was rejected 121 time. The book went on to sell over three million copies.

A Time to Kill, by John Grisham's first book.

Clan of the Cave Bear, by Jean M. Auel's first book.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John Le Carre'

The First Wives Club, by Olivia Goldsmith

Keep writing. Never give up. Keep your spirits high.