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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Advice for Novelists (Part 47)

C.J. Darlington, co-founder of TitleTrakk, is running a great series on her blog: She started a series of blog posts in which industry professionals (editors, agents, publicists, authors, etc.) share their responses to this question:

"If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?"

Linda Leigh Hargrove's response:Don’t let our past failures determine our future failures. In other words, if we know your manuscript was rejected because your dialogue is weak. Work on dialogue. Don’t let that be why it gets rejected the next time.

We all fail. Even the so called gifted ones. The key is to learn from our failures, to let them guide us toward success. Even a small success is still a success.

--Linda Leigh Hargrove, author of The Making of Isaac Hunt and the upcoming Loving Cee Cee Johnson. Visit her online at her website!


Craig Hardee said...


Linda's latest book, Loving Cee Cee Johnson is out. Thought you'd want to know.

Craig Hardee

Angie Ledbetter said...

Good thoughts on writing here.