On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

Personal notes on writing techniques, writing a novel, my writing career and threading your way through publishing a book.

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Best Rejection Slip

This has been around the web a couple of times, I think, but it still makes me smile...

The "Financial Times" has quoted the "mother of all rejection slips", translated from a Chinese economic journal. It goes like this: We have read your manuscript with boundless delight. If we were to publish your paper, it would be impossible for us to publish any work of lower standard. And as it is unthinkable that in the next thousand years we shall see its equal, we are, to our regret, compelled to return your divine composition, and to beg you a thousand times to overlook our short sight and timidity.

May you write with no thought of rejection today...



Blogger Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

I'm on the verge of getting my novel published. Any suggestions as to pushing the progress along?

10:43 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Lots. Email me at robin@robindowens.com and ask specific questions. Otherwise -- contact a local writer's group (or I believe my wonderful Rocky Mtn Fiction Writers is going international in January), and network and pick brains.


8:07 AM  

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