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Technology for writers: Ditch the rejections

Dig out your rejected manuscripts. Chris Glithero highlights alternative ways to put them to use

Remember that novel manuscript you worked tirelessly on, the one you pumped countless ions of mental energy and buckets of perspiration into? The one you slaved over for months and even years, reluctantly brushing family members and social occasions away to toil on? The one you believed in and boldly cast into the unknowing void of agents and publishers, only to see it returned, unloved and unpublished? The one that now sits in a drawer gathering dust, or clinging to the lonely digital echoes of the keyboard’s chatter in a long forgotten corner of your hard drive?

Yeah that one. Rejections suck, there’s no denying it, but they are also par for the course for any writer determined to make a go of it. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to unearth your manuscript and bring it flailing into the light, and that’s what we’re going to look at today.

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