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Rejection letters as works of art


If you’ve ever submitted a piece, you’ve received a rejection letter. Here’s a grand one, sent to Gertrude Stein from her editor.

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Bad news. Bad form.


Writing well is more than just being good with words. You have to weigh factors like what your message is, what are the likely emotions that it will evoke, and who you’re delivering the message to. With those thoughts in … Continue reading

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