Monday, September 22, 2008

Linda Leigh Hargrove (Advice for Novelists, Part 71)

I hope you're enjoying this our Advice for Novelists series in which editors, authors, agents and publicists answer the question:

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

I know I am! :) Here's 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 & Loving Cee Cee Johnson. Visit her online at her website.

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