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

writer and crumpled paper

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)

How to Get Published

For all writers who are at the stage of finding a publisher, I highly recommend this article by Jane Friedman. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She’s a columnist for Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses; she has a 24-lecture series entitled, How to Publish Your Book. Click on the link below to read the entire article.

https://www.janefriedman.com/start-here-how-to-get-your-book-published/How to Get Your Book Published