Famous Book Rejections

Writers, whether published or not, struggle to get published, and struggle mightily with rejection. It is good for authors to remember that even the best have suffered through multiple rejections. That list includes Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling.

Mental Floss Magazine has compiled a hilarious list. Click on the link to read seventeen of the most pathetic literary rejections from Louisa May Alcott to Kurt Vonnegut.

Outrageous Author Rejections

Three Great Books On Writing

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Writers, especially aspiring writers, know there is a slew of books out there about the art and craft of writing. Here are some of my favorites:

The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman (Good advice from a literary agent)

The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers by Betsy Lerner (Good advice from an editor)

Stein on Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies by Sol Stein (good advice from an author)