"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Your Manuscript is Hopeless

And other charming rejections from Knopf. At the NY Times.
...a dreary record of typical family bickering, petty annoyances and adolescent emotions.
"get rid of all that Indian stuff.”

All of which goes to show us writers that we have to stand by our guns. Or is that too western-sounding?

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