Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Change Your Frame

While I do not personally like the agent in this lovely story (knew her once), I do like her advice to Les Edgerton. Especially since it's the kind of advice that turned this writer's 86th rejection into 1 precious acceptance.  Interesting read.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice one

Anonymous said...

This is very good, and encouraging, but I'm not completely buying this part:
"Once you get your first novel or nonfiction book published; once you get your first few short stories published… the doors begin to swing wide open."
This is true to some extent. But if your first book does not sell super huge, you can actually be in a worse position with book number 2. So yes, more doors open, definitely, but how wide ... that's another story.

Anonymous said...

I got my first two poem in magazine published and the doors opened to just a few close calls.

Anonymous said...

Short stories sold and published: 8
Doors open: 0