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Rejection - how wrong can they be? :)


Paul R

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Hopefully this is OK to post here.

 

Should probably just leave it as a link and say don't click if you are easily offended by naughty language.

 

http://i2.wp.com/ajournalofmusicalthings.com/wp-content/uploads/Venom-Rejection-Letter.jpg

 

LOL! That was before the era of personal computers, and was, for the time, very clever. Also rude, but clever...

-Paul

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat DAC.

Robert A. Heinlein

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I think every successful author / artist has a number of rejection letters...

 

Amusing but in no way unique!

Eloise

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...in my opinion / experience...

While I agree "Everything may matter" working out what actually affects the sound is a trickier thing.

And I agree "Trust your ears" but equally don't allow them to fool you - trust them with a bit of skepticism.

keep your mind open... But mind your brain doesn't fall out.

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Interesting 30 more rejection letters 30 famous authors whose works were rejected (repeatedly, and sometimes rudely) by publishers - National Book | Examiner.com

 

#6 J.K. Rowling

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (later Sorceror’s) Stone was rejected by a dozen publishers, including biggies like Penguin and HarperCollins. Bloomsbury, a small London publisher, only took it on at the behest of the CEO’s eight-year old daughter, who begged her father to print the book. God bless you, sweetheart.

 

#10 Lord of the Flies was rejected by publishers 20 times? John le Carré was referred to as a writer with no future?

 

Margaret Mitchell

 

Ms. Mitchell's 'Gone With the Wind' was rejected 38 times before finally finding a publisher.

 

Irving Stone

 

Mr. Stone’s Lust for Life was rejected 16 times, once with this helpful synopsis:

 

A long, dull novel about an artist.

 

The book went on to sell over 25 million copies

The Truth Is Out There

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