Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

Writer's On Literary Rejection

This article was forwarded on Facebook by an esteemed colleague and it just makes my heart go squeee!!!  Rowling, of course, is in a league of her own.  I adore Neil Gaiman and Ray Bradbury for very different reasons of course, but their messages amount to the same thing.  Today, I received a copy of the Writer's & Artist's Yearbook for 2015, which has Pratchett, Gaiman et al in it with timely advice re writing in a specific genre. Below are the photos of my top three - the rest is in the link at the end :-)

“Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.”  – Neil Gaiman

JK Rowling Quote

“Often, you have to fail as a writer before you write that bestselling novel or ground-breaking memoir. If you’re failing as a writer – which it definitely feels like when you’re struggling to write regularly or can’t seem to earn a living as a freelance writer – maybe you need to take a long-term perspective.” – J.K. Rowling

“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.” – Ray Bradbury

Tags: literature, writing for a living

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