Cognitive Connection, July 9: Rejections, Post-MFA Life and Agent Interviews

Cognitive Connection. Thinking. Image courtesy of stock.xchng®While my friends in the Pacific Northwest are finally getting some summer sun and my friends on the East Coast are sweltering in the heat, it’s been cool and rainy in Denver. Quite reminiscent of Seattle, really. And it’s been a gift because it’s been the perfect weather for digging into revisions. By the end of next week, I could be kicking off a big copywriting project, so I’m trying to squeeze in as much writing as I can now.

With that, here a few Friday reads for you, including three new blogs worth checking out.

  • Rejected Onion I found this site through the Denver Egoist. Rejected Onion is a copywriter sharing the headlines that The Onion has rejected. A blog is certainly one way to deal with rejection.
  • SlushPile Hell Speaking of rejection, this blog is bound to make you feel better, no matter how many bathroom walls you can plaster with rejection letters. SlushPile Hell is an anonymous blog, with the tagline “a grumpy literary agent wades through query fails.”
  • Tapping into the Wild This is Kate Monahan’s new blog. I originally found her through her Writer’s Digest MFA Confidential blog, where she shared her experiences as a second year MFA student. Tapping into the Wild will be Kate’s chronicle of graduating from her writing program and diving into the “real world of writing.”
  • The Writer’s [Inner] Journey The 5-Question [Literary] Agent Interview: Anita Bartholomew If you’ve read much of my blog in the last few months, you’ll know I am a big fan of Meredith Resnick and her brain child The Writer’s [Inner] Journey. Meredith’s author interviews are always interesting because she asks compelling, thought-provoking questions. And the same is true of her literary agent interviews. If you enjoy this one with Anita Bartholomew, you can catch up on all the The 5-Question [Literary] Agent Interviews.

Your turn. Any opinions, blog posts or articles on writing you’d like to share? Post away in the comments below. Thanks!

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