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Thal @thalestral
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My first ever pitch was rejected by all the local newspapers.

So I pitched it to the national papers instead where it got picked up and jumpstarted my writing career ☕

#ShareYourRejections
If you get rejected but you know your own worth, aim ever higher 🙏
Important note for aspiring writers - silence is MUCH more common than outright rejections.

The most common rejection is silence.

You have to be prepared for a complete lack of response - even from places and editors you've written for previously.
There are various bits of advice for dealing with that, how long to wait before you push, how to know when it's going nowhere etc etc.

But you have to strive to be someone who can cope with that silence and lack of interest or communication.
And part of that is being able to recognise your own worth AND recognise what faults you have. Where you need more polish. When you need more growth in your own skills.

You have to have confidence in your own voice without belligerence.
Simply put: if you have imposter syndrome going on, lack of confidence in yourself, or are at all unsure - all of which is common and normal btw

you must STEEL yourself to expect silence and rejection without losing your drive and passion.
I've done threads before with freelance advice and pitching tips but I think they're all gone now.

And as I'm currently not working, my advice isn't up to date.

But that silence is the number one thing I see that trips writers up, stresses and depresses them.
And to be completely honest I don't have tips on how to overcome that as it's out of my range of experience.

I love pitching. Silence doesn't phase me. I think my writing is bomb.

I'm a weirdo 😅

But if you can master that silence, life is GOOD.
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