You’re a writer. Therefore, you are a depressed starving artist who survives on whiskey. Right?
Myths. Stereotypes. Assumptions. The notion that not only are these things connected with writers, but that they are actually necessary for a person to be a good writer is harmful.
Originally published at The Oxford Editors
Nobody likes rejection. Nobody approaches a crush and thinks, I really hope they shoot me down! It’s tough to put yourself on the line, and that’s exactly what you’re doing every time you submit your writing.
Your work is a piece of you, and having your writing rejected often feels like being rejected as a person—like being told, You’re not good enough. So how do you deal with that?
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