Daily Nuggets of Wisdom

The best FORM rejection I’ve ever received was: sorry, not for us. Anything else is just fluff. Especially the part that other agents might feel differently. Though it’s true, why mention it? There are lots of truths in the world.

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Post on social media daily because no one will remember your posts tomorrow, including yourself.

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Have a bad day today? I don’t know if it’s any consolation to you, but I don’t eat meat and I write flash fiction.

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If I knew people’s motivation, even mine, I’d be a better writer.

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Have a bad day today? I don’t know if it’s any consolation to you, but I don’t eat meat and I write flash fiction.

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An acceptance is good. An acceptance from a pub you admire is better. An acceptance from a pub that admires you is the best.

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Acceptances are all alike; every rejection is unhappy in its own way.

Sorry, Tolstoy.

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When you do the elevator pitch for your novel, you wish for a taller building and a slower elevator.

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Writing is hard, but not writing is harder.

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You can’t be a writer if you don’t:

1. Write

2. Edit

3. Go back to 1

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There are 7.5 billion people on earth. Someone will be interested in your story. Don’t just write. Publish.

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Want to write good fiction or even poetry? Different and innovative would be a good start. Why write something that has already been written?

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I can’t imagine my life without waiting for a reply from a publisher.

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Got a rejection signed by Bonaparte (I kid you not). Napoleon® rejected BudMan®.

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If you write, you are a writer. However, if you write well, you are a good writer. If you write well and make efforts to publish, you’re a published writer. If you don’t do anything, you are a failed writer.

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When I was young, I’d say that I don’t need luck since I have talent, but I know better than that now.

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If you were vaccinated against death, fatigue and boredom, would you be able to write a novel longer than 100,000 words? I wouldn’t.

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If you can say dumb things that sound profound, you are above the grade of a failed writer.

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Some people advise to never quit writing. I’d say never is a very long time. Some writers have neither talent nor drive. But it’s up to you and not your advisor.

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