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The Rejected Writer’s Ultimate Survival Guide

Been Rejected? Join the club!

Who wants to be rejected? No one! We all want agents, publishers or producers to say, ‘We love it! Here’s a bag of money!’ Wouldn’t that be great???

Alas, you can’t be a winner unless you know what it is to be a loser. Some writers are rejected a handful of times before that all important YES happens. Some are rejected repeatedly for years. But ALL of us have to find a way to deal with this inevitable part of the industry.

Here’s a round-up of everything you need to know about the dreaded ‘R’ word:

1) What Creative Icons Can Teach You About Rejection

It seems insane that the most incredible icons of the world were once rejected. Who in their right mind snubs JK Rowling and Dr. Seuss? For what we can learn from these successful rejects, CLICK HERE.

2) Rejected? Top 5 Tips What to Do About It

Thought you knew what the problem was? Yay … Oh, wait. You’re still getting slapped in the face by rejection. Do not despair. CLICK HERE For what you can do.

3) 38 Good Reasons Your Script Might Get Rejected 

Years have passed … But still those rejections roll in. Arrrgghh!!! Bang2write’s got ya back. CHECK OUT THIS EPIC LIST and see if any of these reasons are blocking success

4) Failure Is Not Fatal. How to Succeed, No Matter What

Remember – rejection is NOT failure. You only fail when you quit. Here’s how to succeed.

 5) How To Be Successful, Defined by 5 Facebook Memes

Yes, yes memes are a load of crap. Except when they aren’t! If you’re in need of a motivation boost, CHECK THESE OUT.

 6) 10 Lies Writers Tell Themselves On Writing 

You might be kidding yourself, which can lead to rejection too. Are you telling yourself sweet little lies? Find out HERE.

7) 10 More Writer Fails (And How to Avoid Them)

Writers can’t avoid rejection. Unless they self-publish and even then, the public could reject the work. However, you can AVOID THESE 10 FAILS that often lead to rejection.

8) Top 5 Mistakes Writers Make Dealing with Rejection

Writers make mistakes when dealing with rejection? YEP! Some mistakes can be seriously damaging to your career. CLICK HERE and find out how to avoid making these top mistakes.

9) 5 Tips for Screenwriters to Find A Producer (And 3 More On Why You’re Failing)

WHY IS IT STILL HAPPENING! Help me. Help is here. Click the link.

10) Rejected? 3 Industry Pros tell you: DON’T GIVE UP!

Never give up. If you know in your heart that you’re a writer do not allow someone else to tell you that you’re not. Rejection doesn’t mean you can’t write. It’s true, some don’t have the magic needed to become a superstar storyteller. But that’s not what matters! Get those ducks lined up. Don’t give up before the slowest little duck can make it to the row. READ NOW.

Last Words

I hope you enjoyed this round-up on rejection. Get a cuppa, get out your … notebook (what did you think I was going to say?) and draft up a plan using these Bang2write resources. Reject rejection and keep going. Make it happen. See you on the other side!

BIO: Emma Pullar is a writer of dark fiction and children’s books. She also dabbles in screenwriting and has won/been shortlisted for several short story/script competitions. Follow Emma as @Emma_Storyteller as she lurks in the shadows, spying on people in the name of inspiration and creativity.

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