Do not ask who I am and do not ask me to remain the same.
More than one person, doubtless like me,
writes in order to have no face.

Michel Foucault

Thursday, June 16, 2011


No you're not...but these guys were. I hate rejection as much as anyone and one would think that after 15 rejections you might want to give up. Well, you do want to give up...right? Here are just a few of the great writers that have seen rejection and if they have seen it...what make you so special? These famous books and authors were rejected at least 15 times before they became household names.­

Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
Carrie by Stephen King
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
The Peter Principle by Laurence Peter
Dubliners by James Joyce
Lorna Doone by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (121 times)
M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison by Charles Shaw
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Dune by Frank Herbert

1 comment:

  1. That's good timing since I just got a full rejected today. It was "too far out" for her. Oy.


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