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Coping With Rejection

by Seb Reilly  As everyone who has worked in sales knows, there is a pattern to rejection. Door-to-door sales work on the 10% rule—for every ten people they speak to, one will buy what they are selling. The acceptance ratio in publishing is much lower than 10% but the principle still ...

Why Authors Need Editors

by Kim Kimber You’ve finished writing your book. You may well have spent months, years even, slogging away but finally your first draft is complete. I say ‘first draft’ because that’s exactly what it should be. Writing is only part of the process, the next, and most important, stage is editing and this is where ...

Pen to Print Resolutions 2020

by Claire Buss The Pen to Print alumni share their 2020 writing goals. My writing goals for 2020: Find an agent/publisher for my first novel (same goal as 2019) – long-term goal is to be traditionally published Find an agent for my second novel Find the time to write my third novel, which has been ...

The Enigma of Success

by Claire Buss As we come to the end of another year now is the time to look back and reflect on how much we have managed to achieve,  a time to measure our success. But that rather begs the question of what exactly is success to a writer?   This is how ...