Rejected? Five ways to overcome the sting

Ed Hoornaert (Mr. Valentine)

Today, I’m pleased as punch to hand my blog over to a very special  writer, my son, Chris Hoornaert, who investigates what science has to say about an issue of importance to all writers:


Whether its a curt note from an editor, agent, or simply a bad review, we’ve all felt its viperous sting. So how do we cope?

Let me turn it over now to Chris.

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Five Ways to Overcome the Sting of Rejection

“You have no business being a writer and should give up.” Zane Grey ignores the advice. There are believed to be over 250 million copies of his books in print.

You’ve slaved for countless hours over your masterpiece, pondering every detail. This work has been your driving purpose. In your mind, the division between you and your work has blurred completely. And then the answer arrives. The editor responds to your…

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