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The sound of hopes being dashed

Lorraine Mace delves into her postbag and finds writers whose nearest and dearest can’t bring themselves to be charitable about their work

NOTES FROM THE MARGIN

My column about the spiteful feedback sometimes received from family and friends resulted in a deluge of emails. I was delighted to receive them, but also sad to know so many writers, of all levels, have had their moment in the spotlight spoiled. Even silence isn’t always golden, as the following two experiences show.

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In the new issue, you can discover ten ways to make yourself more publishable, and learn how to bounce back from one of the hardest, yet most inevitable experiences for a writer – rejection. Also in August's WM, explore the philosophy of crime and the real Venice with bestselling crime writer Donna Leon in our star interview, check out £13,300 in writing prizes waiting to be won, and keep up to date with all the latest opportunities to get into print.