Kathryn Stockett on her rejections and perseverance in More. 

Memorable quotes:

A year and a half later, I opened my 40th rejection: “There is no market for this kind of tiring writing.” That one finally made me cry.

After rejection number 40, I started lying to my friends about what I did on the weekends.

The point is, I can’t tell you how to succeed. But I can tell you how not to: Give in to the shame of being rejected and put your manuscript—or painting, song, voice, dance moves, [insert passion here]—in the coffin that is your bedside drawer and close it for good. I guarantee you that it won’t take you anywhere.

Sound advice for W r i t e r s  L i k e  M e  (uttered through bullhorn in hurricane)

I wonder if that’s a Pottery Barn rug…

About PB Rippey

Writer, wife, mother, grateful. Fiction, memoir, poetry, kidlit (MG), member SCBWI.
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2 Responses to Help

  1. PB Writes says:

    Susan: Seriously “Like”.

  2. Susan says:

    “Tiring writing”??? Jeez. Harsh.
    Yes, Pottery Barn rug and I think Restoration Hardware dresser and headboard.

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