‘Plot highly improbable. Characterization exaggerated. Conversation unnatural. A good deal of humour but not always in the best of taste. Tell her to keep on trying, and in time she may produce a real book.’
– Daddy Long Legs, Jean Webster
This book was a favorite of mine growing up. I recently reread it and had a giggle at the above passage. The protagonist is, among other things, a struggling novelist. This is from one of her rejection letters. I live in continual hope that I too, will one day produce a real book.