A Quick Lesson on Persistence from Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett

Stockett’s advice for writers and anyone else who keeps hitting a brick wall?

“Give in to your obsession.”

“In the end, I received 60 rejections for The Help. But letter number 61 was the one that accepted me. After my five years of writing and three and a half years of rejection, an agent named Susan Ramer took pity on me. What if I had given up at 15? Or 40? Or even 60? Three weeks later, Susan sold The Help to Amy Einhorn Books.”

From Wikipedia:

Kathryn Stockett is an American novelist. She is known for her 2009 debut novel, The Help, which is about African-American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s.

 

 

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One thought on “A Quick Lesson on Persistence from Kathryn Stockett

  1. …And, you might want to include her biography that is posted on her website: “Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. She currently lives in (Atlanta) with her family. The Help is her first novel.”
    http://kathrynstockett.com/biography/

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