John Ling gives his take on rejection. "It's all in the context," he says. "If there's anything I have learned, there are good rejections and bad rejections. A good rejection is constructive and does not attack you personally. A bad rejection, on the other hand, can be spiteful and snobbish." He even shows us a rejection letter he once got from an editor who encouraged him to improve his writing: In spite of this, I knew early in my reading that I would not publish the book—and still kept reading, something editors rarely do. Because you have such potential, I am going to explain my decision in some detail in the hope it will set you on the right path to a successful career. Read the rest on his blog .