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First, Jeff at Boys Don’t Read tells it like it is (although with more humor and stronger language than I would probably use): “Rejection: UCLA Didn’t Want Me.”
Guess what, Legion of Curious Assholes: Never ask a writer how their book deal/fellowship application/agent search is going. EVER. We have fragile egos. When we have ANYTHING going for us, we will tell you within two minutes of shaking your hand, or our spouse will bring it up to save us the trouble.
And in case you’re wondering, the worst place to get rejected from film school is Iowa. There you are, rejected, and also in fucking Iowa.
Then, Keith Cronin at Writer Unboxed gives some good advice: “The Rejection Reaction.”
I’m going to call on you to do something else:
Remember that it wasn’t fatal. Remember that you got over it.
Last, in unrelated news, Autumn rants about a certain double standard: “On hating female characters.”
I’d like it if people would, when finding themselves disliking a female character, step back and ask themselves why, and if they would still dislike this character if she were male.