Monday, 10 April 2017

Monday, 3 April 2017

Quotes: Deborah Willis

Failure and Rejection
"One of my writing teachers, Patrick Lane, once told us a story about a group of writers who had a competition with each other to see who could get the most rejection letters in one year. At the end of the year, they found that the writer with the most rejections was also the writer with the most acceptance letters. I heard this story when I was about 18 years old, and am still grateful for it, because it has allowed me to see rejection as a necessary part of the writing and publishing process, not as failure." –– Deborah Willis (b. 1982), Canadian author

*source: The Book Report: Deborah Willis. 'Books.' The Globe and Mail, Saturday February 25, 2017, p. R20