How Getting Rejected Made Me a Better Freelance Writer

Freelance writer gets rejection letter

How do you react when someone tells you “no”? The answer might be the key to building a successful freelance writing career.

Whether you’re an aspiring freelancer, a veteran, or somewhere in between, you’re going to deal with rejection. And hearing “no” when you’ve put in the time, research, and effort to construct the perfect query can be devastating.

What do you do?

If you’re going to be a successful freelance writer, you have only one choice — learn to hear that “no” and use it to become a better freelance writer. Here’s how:

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