How to Handle (Stage) Print Fright

How to Handle (Stage) Print Fright

Print fright is a sister to both imposter syndrome and stage fright. Today, in my How To column at I look at the symptoms and treatment of this most common publishing ailment.

Other symptoms include:

  • ranting
  • general crankiness
  • heavy drinking
  • panicked phone calls
  • stop-work orders
  • complaints about each edit

Did you know that Stephen King binned Carrie even before it was rejected by 30 publishers? Here’s the story. 
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printed manuscript in a log fire 

Backyard book burning photo by Conor, used under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.


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