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A Positive Response to Rejection

Published on 26th August 2015 by Diana Nadin

It’s a while now since I’ve talked about poetry – so I thought that this week we’d have a look at submitting your work and also the ‘R’ word - rejection. I know this sounds negative, but rejection happens and upbeat advice on dealing with it is always useful. Obviously, if you are submitting poems to online markets or are sending them t...

Putting Your Customers First

Published on 20th August 2015 by Diana Nadin

We’ve all heard the term ‘Marketing Philosophy’ but what exactly do we mean by this? The aim is to develop as many satisfied customers as possible because without them no company can survive for long. Dissatisfied customers won’t continue to buy its products – they’ll buy from a competitor instead. So, what’s the best way to go about...

Rising Above Rejection

Published on 11th August 2015 by Diana Nadin

I read an article recently in the Sunday Times Magazine. It was about a man called Denis Pethebridge – and his 30 years of literary failure! In a leather-bound scrap book he had amassed 338 rejection letters. Starting in 1937 he had sent out articles, stories and novels to just about every newspaper, magazine, agent and publisher in the UK…and ...

Would You Recognise Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Published on 5th August 2015 by Diana Nadin

When something awful happens to you it’s normal to feel frightened, sad, anxious and disconnected for a while. You may find yourself having bad dreams and being unable to stop thinking about it when you are trying to relax. But if time goes by and you can’t seem to shake it off, then you may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTS...