Tag: feedback

Feedback Deciphered

By any other name… For those who think sequentially, feel free to consider this post a direct descendant of something I put on Strictly Writing, not so long ago, just for fun.Rejection can be a bitter pill to take, not least because it isn’t always clear what to do next. Oh, sure, you can dive …

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Kipling may have written: ‘… If you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same…’ but I’ll bet his novel hasn’t just been declined by a major UK publishing house. Of the two imposters, I know which one I’d like to write to me! There are several positives, despite …

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Reader, I parried them!

Rejection, as every published author tells us, is part and parcel of the process from the first draft to that magical copy on the book shelf. While rejections can be galling, confounding and sometimes amusing, what matters most is whether there is anything we can learn from them to improve our work or our approach.Often, …

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