On 24th October 1415, Yolande, Duchess of Anjou, receives news from a manservant sent to report on the French forces. She learns that the English troops, exhausted at the end of another day's trudging through heavy mud, found themselves on a rise near the semi-ruined château of Agincourt in north-western France, and gratefully bivouac there
This year the overall theme was "The Migrants", a loaded term and geopolitically relevant given the refugee crisis currently being played out in central and eastern Europe.
"Every story is, in its tiny way, a horror story," says author Chuck Wendig... So lock the front door, check under the bed for monsters, and huddle under the covers as we take you through the three reasons why sometimes, just sometimes, it's good to be afraid.
Unfortunately the younger generations are told that reading is important because it is a 'must-have-skill'. No doubt it is an essential skills to possess. But the possession and even the valuation of this skill does not necessarily inspire people to find pleasure in reading.
What, I wondered, are we supposed to draw from this? Here are five reasons why repeated rejection might be relevant and what we might learn from it, regardless of whether we are writers or simply people striving to get by in an often unappreciative world.