perseverenceFind Your Writing Niche: Perseverance

Writers get discouraged at getting those “Not for Us” emails, yet we all have heard and read stories of those who succeeded after many failed attempts. J.K. Rowling comes to mind. A recent post at The Blabbermouth Blog by Kimberly Richardson, who interned for Linda Epstein at The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency, is worth reading:

An article about women who failed before succeeding is at

Ann B. Ross of the “Miss Julia” novels ( told me recently not to give up.

One of the ingredients to being successful is perseverance.


Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to, and to learn more.

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