Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Rainy Day Rejection

In my column this week, I offer up some kindly advice for the young writer.

If you have something to say about it, please email the Free Times. Be sure to include your full name and city. Frank Lewis is the editor.

9 comments:

james2285 said...

hug hug.
effers dont know good proze ifin it was under ther nozes or watever
J

ps hope the goat enjoys... well whatever you do to the goat.

Norm said...

I wonder if I can install "Happy New Year to you, too, Big Balls!" as a ringtone on my cell phone.

*hmm*

Anonymous said...

I have been inspired by your blog and those of others to do my own but the writing evokes tremendous anxiety in me. But according to British comic writer Douglas Adams..."Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a piece of blank paper until your forehead bleeds."
RJ

Anonymous said...

I have been inspired by your blog and those of others to do my own but the writing evokes tremendous anxiety in me. But according to British comic writer Douglas Adams..."Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a piece of blank paper until your forehead bleeds."
RJ

Jim Winter said...

The hardest lesson to learn - and yet the most important - is to never take rejection personally. Until you figure that out, you're doomed.

deangc said...

I am always heartened when I see that people whose writing I think is good get rejected too.

Because even though I know the mantra and I have been rejected before, they're all like kicks in the gut.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Whooee! I'm glad I'm not a "Young" writer! I recommended you as an excellent book club guest - did you get a call from Chesterland area? Diane

Anonymous said...

no means next

nadina
visual artist

Charles Lambert said...

If only I'd read this when I was young, Erin. I didn't realise you had to get rejected before wallowing in a self-pitying sea of food, drink and sex. I did it FOR NO REASON AT ALL.