The Editor Rejected Me

Written by Raelene Hall

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What’s more it wasn’t even ‘thrown back’ inrepparttar pristine state that I’d sent it in. It had coffee stains on it,repparttar 149941 corners were dog-eared and they’d charged me forrepparttar 149942 return postage. The next editor who receives it will think I don’t care aboutrepparttar 149943 state of my writing, which will force me to write a note explaining thatrepparttar 149944 last person who ‘threw it back’ didn’t even haverepparttar 149945 courtesy to take care of it. In this age of political correctness I think there should be another term for ‘rejection’. Knowing that my work is being ‘thrown back at me’ is detrimental to both my physical and mental health and could leave me with permanent psychological traumas. We must find less offensive and hurtful terms/expressions to use. Here are a few of my suggestions. I would welcomerepparttar 149946 addition of yours. ‘We are gently floating your manuscript back to you on a cloud of hope and inspiration.’ ‘Your writing has been passed over at this time.’ ‘We feel impelled to return your work to you at this point in time.’ ‘It would be imprudent of us to publish this masterpiece.’ ‘Due to our editorial team being irresolute about your work we are returning it to you.’ I would much rather receive a gentle, caring message like those above. Byrepparttar 149947 time I had read it enough times to realise it was another rejection my heart rate would have hopefully slowed a little and my blood pressure dropped, thus reducingrepparttar 149948 impact this ‘throw back’ will have on my well being.

Raelene Hall is lives in Outback Western Australia. She has written non-fiction articles for magazines, newspapers and the Net on a variety of topics, including education, Outback life, communications, nature, spirituality, families, technology, and the environment. Raelene is a regular columnist for a regional newspaper. Contact Raelene at or check out her website at

The online writing business requires constant and regular writing

Written by Christopher Kyalo

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Indications are that asrepparttar number of websites and blogs continue to grow atrepparttar 149833 current rate,repparttar 149834 economics will swing in favor ofrepparttar 149835 online writing business entrepreneur and rates should go up asrepparttar 149836 demand for good writers continues to far outstriprepparttar 149837 supply. Still it is unlikely that a rate of $3000 per article will be common inrepparttar 149838 foreseeable future.

Sorepparttar 149839 best thing to do is to find a way to make a good steady income from your online writing business withrepparttar 149840 current rates andrepparttar 149841 current state of affairs. Actually this is not too difficult. I know online writers who comfortably make $4,000 on a monthly basis, without too much effort and that is by getting paid less than $11 on average for their articles.

The online writing business will favorrepparttar 149842 kind of writer who leans more towards novel writing rather thanrepparttar 149843 short story or article writer. This is because a novel writer thrives on writing every day and trying to increase their daily output. This is in contrast torepparttar 149844 short story writer who waits for inspiration to write his brief piece at virtually one sitting. Orrepparttar 149845 professional freelance article writer who will tend to spend more time doing research and sending queries to publications rather thanrepparttar 149846 actual writing work.

The huge advantage thatrepparttar 149847 online writing business entrepreneur has is that they can userepparttar 149848 power ofrepparttar 149849 internet to guarantee a steady and constant flow of writing jobs which will leave them with lots of time to do what every writer should enjoy doingrepparttar 149850 most - writing.

Christopher Kyalo earns a living writing for various online clients. Visit his blog to read the following article; How to get lots of business writing online articles. He can be reached at strongwallafrica at

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