"My images are assembled by brain-work more than by sudden inspiration."
Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate

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Joni B. Cole

"I'm not a great writer, but I am a great reviser."
Fred Chappell

"Perseverance comes about in strange ways because selling is purely of finding the right match."
Claudia McCormick

"Rejection is part of the process. Be grateful for it and learn from it. It will make you a better writer."
Michele Scott

"There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream."

"Anyone can manage success. It's how I manage rejection that makes me a professional."
Cathy Maxwell

"When the world says, 'Give up', Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time'."

"It took one particularly awful rejection to point me in the right direction."
Nora Raleigh Baskins

"I recommend if you get a rejection send out another dozen queries just to make yourself feel better."
Sara Gruen

"One cure: Discipline. So recognize the challenges, accept them as valid and then dive in and get to work, avoiding the mistakes."
Vickie Hinze

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Francoise Sagan

"If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."
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