Author Archive: Annette Gendler

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Rejection vs. Failure

Rejection vs. Failure

“You do your best work after your biggest disasters.” Tim Robbins, as quoted in The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp Finding neither a publisher, nor an agent, for my memoir after three years of looking does not constitute my life’s biggest disaster, but in terms of my writing it did. There’s no creative project into which I […]

April 4, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
The Year I Gave Up Submitting to Literary Magazines

The Year I Gave Up Submitting to Literary Magazines

At the end of every calendar year, I review my writing life to assess what I’ve accomplished and to see where my creative path is leading me. What’s working and what isn’t? What patterns are there, and what are they telling me? As 2015 drew to a close, I reviewed my submissions log and noted […]

February 15, 2017 | By | 14 Replies More