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Writing fiction: 7 ways to deal with rejection

You click open your e-mails.  Your heart leaps.

The agent to whom you sent your cherished work in progress has replied to your pitch letter.

Could it be that she liked your work?  With trepidation, you click on the e-mail.

She has rejected you.

Many authors long to see their book in a bookshop

What should you do next?

Here is my seven-stage plan for dealing with rejection.

First up, I know a lot about rejection.  Every writer does.  Stephen King had a lot of rejections.  So did J K Rowling.  How do they – and I – stay motivated when things are looking bleak?  Here is my seven stage plan. (more…)

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