"Thank you Jill, I found your post refreshingly light. These points resonate with me too, and i find the longer I write and the more near-misses I endure, the more I have lightened up on the definitions of success, and the more I focus on the path. I…"
"Thank you, Brooke, I found your post really timely, helpful and encouraging. It's always been my ambition to be traditionally published, but now, having been shortlisted for a major competition and then still not found a publisher; and a bit…"
"Ooohh... interesting. I hadn't thought of it like that. I recently received a rejection that said whilst my novel was eminently publishable, it wasn't the novel to launch my writing career! I just feel despair over those kind of comments.I…"
"Thanks from me too, Pamela. I'm just starting out on a new novel and am warring with fear and disappointment that it's not as instantly brilliant as I'd like. Perhaps, with your image, I can find the faith and stamina to go on."
"I love this post! It expresses something wise and true that I really relate to, because generosity transforms your energy. I'd been feeling down this year because I felt like I was no good: so many rejections, doors kept closing, a…"
Picture book author and aspiring young adult novelist, Rachel ran a young people's touring drama group and worked in schools and art centres with students at risk of exclusion before achieving a distinction in the Writing for Children MA at Winchester University. She has published three books with Lion and home educates her four children.
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"Learned long ago how critical the first line is. Second, is the last line, but that's another story. Here are my two favorites and my newest. Can't wait to see what happened to put Claudie in that position.
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