My Novel is Wonderful!

Creativity surges through the veins of OLLI-USF members! Especially those who read OLLI Connects.  Who among us has not had our most sublime creative work reviled and rejected by some soi disant critic whose own creativity could be measured in, at most, milliliters?  But some of us vigorously respond in defense of our work, as our colleague, Derek Burke, does here.

To the Editor:

I am writing to protest your publication’s review of my last novel.  Of the many criticisms Mr. Mitchell levels at me, none merit reply, and space unfortunately forbids me from addressing more than those that time will allow.

“The novel’s numerous flaws,” pronounces Mr. Mitchell, “Include clumsy writing, embarrassing dialog, awkward pacing, and ludicrous plot resolutions. Almost every page is seriously marred by  (More…)

2 Replies to “My Novel is Wonderful!”

  1. I rest my case when I realize that Jack London had 26 rejections of his white Fang novel. JK Rowling manuscript for the first Harry Potter novel was rejected twelve times. Just write for the love of it. Charles Dickens posted his stories on the newspaper as a serial. I guess it was the blog post of the day! He was a pauper for most of his life.

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