Every writer and author gets rejections. Just get over it or even use it to your advantage. But don’t give up.
For example, when I was teaching a Saturday informal class at University of Texas on magazine writing, one of my students in class asked what was the secret to getting her articles published in national magazines.
It was a question I had been waiting for.
So I brought out a large roll of paper and gave one end of the paper to a student and told him to stand at the front of the auditorium stage and then gave the other end to another student and told him to unravel it by walking up the long aisle to the door. While going up the aisle he went through the door and disappeared, still unrolling the paper. Then I told the class that all those big and small papers taped end to end were my rejection slips and that’s what it takes to be a free-lance magazine writer or any published writer.
Remember, even Tom Clancy’s debut novel submission was turned down by every East Coast publisher he sent it to because they didn’t know him and probably didn’t even bother to read his manuscript. Not discouraged, he sent it off to a naval press in Maryland which normally did not publish fiction but they did read his manuscript of “Hunt for Red October.” The rest is history.
Airline Captain Frank Braden is being stalked by unknown assailants who must arrange his death to look like a suicide or an accident before a specific deadline. He receives an unsigned message warning him against attending a Senate hearing in Washington. If he agrees, he will receive a million dollars and his wife's life.
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Genre - Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Rating - G
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