Writing and rejection go hand in hand. Writers can expect to get hundreds of rejections over time. Sometimes these hurt but you can’t allow the opinion of one single literary agent affect your writing career.. It is purely their opinion.
Instead of taking rejection personally you need to get back on the horse and continue writing. A writing career should be viewd as a long term option; not a short term venture. Gary Vaynerchuk reminds us often that as business people or entrepreneurs we need to be in the game for the long term. Writing is no exception.
So race out an get as many rejections from literary agents, book promoters, book store owners, publishers or whoever – and do it quickly. Put it into yesterday’s bin, refocus on the present and continue writing.
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In a world of rapidly changing technology, computers and mobile devices dominate. Typing is the norm but let me tell you that it’s no match for writing. Non writers you need to mix things up a bit. There are serious health benefits to actually putting pen to paper.
When was the last time you wrote a letter to a friend? If you are under twenty you probably just answered never. What about a card then? Christmas, ok, that was a month ago. Let’s flip it over. How did you feel when you received a card in the mail? I’m guessing pretty good.
Writing is one of the key elements in humans growth. From your very first steps or words, writing is right up there. It triggers the brain’s senses and increases movement. If you haven’t done it for awhile, who knows what improvement in your life you’ve been missing out on.
But non writers, don’t fret. You can start this skill today and reap the following benefits:
Let’s say you need to give a speech. You could wing it and depending on your skill level come out looking like a hero or a bloody idiot who ummmed and erred their way through a painful experience. You could type up a few notes on your computer or iPad. Not bad but highlighting keywords or phrases covers your screen with hot pink highlighter (….and yes for you techno guys I do know you can highlight using a function on your device).
But scientists (that just gave this sentence credit ability) have proven that your memory will increase by 47% if you actually hand write out your speech. I can vouch for this approach. Whenever I have to give a speech I always hand write it out first. I seem to be able to retain the talk quicker in my head by doing that.
Hand writing improves cognitive ability and promotes fluidity of thought. Whenever I’m writing scenes or outlines for a new book I always hand write the outline first. Ideas seem to flow better and it allows me to quickly change direction if I need to.
Keeping a hand written journal is one sound technique for getting yourself out of a black hole. Psychologists often recommend that you write down your daily activities reinforcing the good things that are happening in your life. Being grateful is one of the best things you can do to boost your mood.
Hand writing experts can tell a lot from your handwriting. It’s easy for them to tell whether you are happy or depressed just by looking at a few slant, loops and strengths in your writing style.
So non writers, convinced you should start writing again? Let’s take a few small steps to get you going
A few easy steps to get you started. Who will you write to today? If you are stumped you can always write to me. PO Box 2138 Ashgrove West Qld 4060 AUSTRALIA. I’ll wait by my letterbox.
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