Advice for Authors on Finding the Positive in Rejections - video

Unfortunately, rejection letters are a part of the writing and publishing process for most writers, especially those pursuing a traditional publishing path. Despite all of his success, sci-fi and fantasy author Maurice Broaddus still receives negative feedback on his submissions every now and then. Early on in his career he perceived these rejections as personal attacks, but after some reflection he realized that there was a way to turn these rejections into a positive experience. The key, he says, is to learn how to read rejections. A rejection simply means your story is not quite ready. Use it as an opportunity to go back and find the weaknesses, and if the rejection includes specific feedback, learn from that. Broaddus recommends that writers who are discouraged need to keep at it and persevere. Eventually the rejection letters will turn into acceptance letters.

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