I was delighted to be featured as a guest writer on The Writers Bureau’s blog yesterday:
It was when one of my students had a reader’s letter published that the idea for my latest book started to take shape.
“It’s only a reader’s letter,” she said, “but it means the world to me. I’m published!”
For a few months, she’d been sending work out and either not heard back, or received a rejection. Understandably, she’d started to feel a little despondent and wondered if she was ever going to be published.
Then came that first moment of success. It was swiftly followed by a short filler being accepted. She emailed me a few weeks later to tell me she couldn’t believe the confidence that one reader’s letter had given her. She realised that she could write and now she’d had a few small successes, she wanted more and was going to work on some articles.
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