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Five Important Truths About Rejection and Your Children’s Book
7/25/2012 5:40:30 AM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

Rejection letters can stop you cold in your tracks or move you forward successfully toward a successful career as you publish your children’s book or article. Once you learn to overcome the limitations placed on you by these untrue ideas, you’ll begin moving forward with your writing career.
•Don’t take rejections like a personal affront: This was always one of my big obstacles. It’s hard not to take rejections personally after you’ve worked tirelessly to present your manuscript, or article. Remember that every writer in the world has gotten rejection letters. It doesn’t mean that the editor hates your work. It means your submission doesn’t fit into his or her present format. The reason could be as simple as that they’ve recently published a similar article.
•Check out the guidelines carefully: It’s important to note that guidelines apply to everyone, with no exceptions. You wouldn’t want to submit a one thousand word article about how to combat bullying to a magazine or online publication that only accepts five hundred word articles about sports. If you do your research carefully, you can avoid the rejection letter.
•Editors may not respond in a personal note: Remember that editors are very busy. They receive hundreds of articles or manuscripts a week. They may not reply at all, or they may only send you a form letter. Perhaps the editor said they might be interested in publishing your work in six months. At least you can plan for the future.
•Try broadening your horizons: Maybe you’ve just published your first children’s book, but you’re thinking about writing for magazines. Or maybe you love writing children’s books, but you need to find a new subject that would appeal to children. You might write about the funny things that happened when you spent the summers on your grandparents’ farm. You’ll be surprised about the subjects kids will love.
•Keep an open mind: Even if you’ve been writing for years, it’s important to remember that there are always new areas to learn and explore. Maybe you’ve never tried blogging, but you have some great ideas to share with others. You might surprise yourself on successful you can be with new ventures and you’ll feel excited about your accomplishment.
•In summary;
•Keep in mind that anything is possible, even new ventures. Open your mind to opportunities and learn from past experiences. You’ll find that you’ve succeeded in areas that you may never have imagined


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More Blogs by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
• Deb Hockenberry Reviews Tails of Sweetbrier! - Saturday, August 24, 2013
• Inteview with Award Winnng Author, Carla Burke - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
• Important Hints on Writing an Outstanding Query Letter - Sunday, April 28, 2013
• What is theme? Do you Need Ideas? - Monday, March 04, 2013
• Looking for the Key to Success? Here it is! - Friday, March 01, 2013
• Writing for Children? Will Someone Steal your Work? - Saturday, December 29, 2012
• Writing for Children? Adding Conflict - Monday, November 19, 2012
• Writing for Children? Be Sure your Character Grows - Monday, October 15, 2012
• Another Amazing Olympian, Hiroshi Hoketsu - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
• Interesting Happening from the Olympics - Monday, July 30, 2012
• Kieran Behan, A Winner Against All Odds - Sunday, July 29, 2012
• The Opening Ceremony - Saturday, July 28, 2012
• Go USA Olympians! - Friday, July 27, 2012
• Who Should Publish Your Story? - Thursday, July 26, 2012
•  Five Important Truths About Rejection and Your Children’s Book - Wednesday, July 25, 2012  
• A Look at the Inspiring life of Children's Author, Carla Burke - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
• Making your Characters Memorable - Monday, July 23, 2012
• Bored with Writing? What to do Next - Sunday, July 22, 2012
• We're bored, now what? - Saturday, July 21, 2012
• Where do you Find Ideas for Your Children's Stories ? - Friday, July 20, 2012
• Beginners Guide to Creating the Pefect Children's Story - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• What is conflict and why is it Important to your Story? - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• Have you Ever Heard of Easton, CT? - Tuesday, July 17, 2012
• Conquering "Pikes Peak" - Monday, July 16, 2012
• Keys to Success in your Children's Story - Sunday, July 15, 2012
• Why Setting Goals is Important - Saturday, July 14, 2012
• Reaching Beyond Your Goals Through Therapeutic Riding - Friday, July 13, 2012
• Top Three Reasons why you Should Persevere - Thursday, July 12, 2012
• Random Things About Me - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
• Cody Jackson, Pint Sized Patriot - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
• A Shout Out to my Readers! - Monday, July 09, 2012
• Themes and Morals, What's the Difference? - Sunday, July 08, 2012
• What Should you Write About? - Saturday, July 07, 2012
• Overcoming Writer's Fright - Friday, July 06, 2012
• It's P. T. Barnum's Birthday-Let's celebrate! - Thursday, July 05, 2012
• Happy Birthday, USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2012
• Consistency-Why is it Important for Your Childrens' Story? - Friday, June 29, 2012
• Creating Memorable Characters for your Children’s Stories - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
• When your Ending Meets the Beginning of your Children's Stroy - Tuesday, February 07, 2012
• Why is Dialogue Important to your Children's Story? - Saturday, January 07, 2012
• Do you Remember the First Story you Published? - Saturday, August 27, 2011
• How was Tails of Sweetbrier Created? - Saturday, August 27, 2011


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