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Why Every Rejection Is a Gift

Hearing ‘no’ can be a good thing

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A few weeks ago, I taught my first course on one of the fundamentals of a freelance writing career: pitching. As much strategy as substance, a good pitch is the gateway to a successful freelance career. But, I told my students, regardless of how skilled you are at the art of pitching, rejection is inevitable. Often for powers beyond our control and sometimes…




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Allie Volpe

Allie Volpe

Writes about lifestyle, trends, and pop psychology for The Atlantic, New York Times, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Washington Post, and more.

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