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Rejections

Should You Scrap that Novel? Maybe Not

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

There is always a point, about 250 pages into writing a novel, where I want to set fire to it.

10 Ways to Help Your Teens Deal With College Rejections

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Unless you are the parent of a child who got into their top choice school using the early decision process, then you are most likely among the multitude of parents who are trying to deal with an emotional vortex fraught with anxiety and stress.

From Rejection to Redemption: 7 Steps to Making Dreams Come True

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

If I could offer my best tips for how to realize your dream (or anything for that matter) -- whether it is writing your memoir, shedding those 20 pounds, or living in a clutter-free home -- it would be these.

Sam Lipsyte, Author of The Fun Parts, on Rejection, Depression and (Eventual) Vindication

Brad Listi | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Brad Listi

In this segment, Sam Lipsyte talks about his early struggles, the deep disappointment he felt when his novel Home Land was rejected--and how it eventually went on to be published to great acclaim.

That Deadly Pinter Sneer

Sherman Yellen | Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts
Sherman Yellen

Harold Pinter nearly killed me. Not with a knife, a bullet, or a karate chop, but with that most deadly of all weapons, a lofty sneer.

How to Sell a Novel in Just 25 Years!

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Books
Holly Robinson

When my agent called a few weeks ago to say that an editor at Penguin wanted to buy my new novel, The Wishing Hill, I literally had to lie down. I've been waiting for this call for 25 years.

Helped by The Help

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

There is a bonus lesson in how The Help finally got to the marketplace and that is you have to take calculated risks.