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Bookmark This: Bret Anthony Johnston on Rejection



In today’s Bookmark This, author Bret Anthony Johnston tackles the beast that affects all writers—rejection. In a funny essay titled “On Rejection; or Dear Author, After Careful Consideration,” Bret compares writers with skateboarders learning how to perfect jumps and spins with prolonged dedication.

“Like skateboarders, writers live by rejection; like writers, any skater worth his salt must have the single-minded tenacity of a wiener dog.” - Bret Anthony Johnston
 
 
Join PEN Center USA on July 11, 2014 at 7:30pm when we present Bret at a special reading at Skylight Bookstore. RSVP here!
 
Plus, Bret will be leading the This Is How We Do It: A Practical Approach to Craft Workshop on July 12th at 10am. Register here.