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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Da Rejection Code

Dan Brown's not the only guy with a templar thriller out. Steve Berry recently returned to the New York Times' Bestsellers List with his fourth novel, The Templar Legacy. When I first met Steve Berry a few years ago at the Baltimore Book Festival he was still basking in the glow of The Amber Room. He wrote eight novels before getting one published, so he knows all about the ups and downs of the writing legacy.

"I may or may not know much about writing, but I'm an expert on rejection," he said. He was rejected 85 times before the 86th manuscript hit "the right editor at the right time with the right story."

So that's the code, and the only way to crack it is persistence. In the meantime, learn more about Steve Berry and his books at his website.

http://www.steveberry.org/

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