On the Menu: A Writer’s Rejection Letter

Reading Menu:
A Writer’s Life

This menu will satisfy the palates of those craving a taste of the writer’s life.


Marching Through a Novel
A heavy starter, this trued-but-true classic by John Updike captures the deep connection between writers and their creations.
Served at The Writer’s Almanac

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Writers and Lovers
An intriguing blend of drama, comedy, and romance, this novel by Lily King is easy to digest. You’ll find yourself charmed by the narrator, Casey Peabody, a writer who bares her soul to the reader (as writers are wont to do).
Takeout Orders Available at 2 Dandelions Bookshop, an indie store in Brighton, Michigan


RE: [YOUR SUBMISSION] (spoiler alert, the news is bad)
This creative dish of erasure poems by R. L. Maizes is just the lightness you need to round out your reading meal.
Served at Electric Literature

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Suggested Word Pairings

Sip and savor these words as you feast on the main reading course.

“In order to write about life first you must live it.”

Ernest Hemingway

“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.” 

Stephen King

Help us build our ala carte menu! What other dishes should we serve on our “Writer’s Life” menu?

Please share in the comments so we can all indulge!

Published by Miranda Keskes

Miranda Keskes is a freelance blogger, journalist, and fiction writer who writes most often about parenting, autism, education, and her love of reading! Learn more at her business site, KeskesInk.com, and her book blog, ThePagePalate.com.

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