The Forest for the Trees An editor's advice to writers

by Betsy Lerner

The Forest for the Trees An editor's advice to writers Synopsis

No one is better qualifed to help with the writing process than a passionate editor with years of experience. Betsy Lerner, one of the most admired of American book editors, is such a one - and in this book she shares her editorial wisdom and provides a unique insider's understanding of the publishing process. From her long experience working with successful writers and discovering new voices, Betsy Lerner looks at different writer personality types; addresses the concerns of writers just getting started as well as those stalled mid-career; and describes the publishing process from the thrill of acquisition to the agony of the remainder table. Written with insight, humour and great common sense, this is the ultimate survival kit for writers everywhere.

The Forest for the Trees An editor's advice to writers Press Reviews

a riveting safari through the wilds of the writer's brain, as well as an honest and unpatronizing guide to publishing from every angle. ( Newsday )

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230768260
Publication date: 5th July 2012
Author: Betsy Lerner
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 292 pages
Categories: Writing & editing guides,

About Betsy Lerner

Betsy Lerner was the recipient of a Thomas Wolfe Poetry Prize, an Academy of American Poets Poetry Prize, and was one of PEN's Emerging Writers in 1987. She also received the Tony Godwin Publishing Prize for Editors Under 35. She has been a successful editor and is now a partner with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency. She frequently gives talks on every aspect of the publishing process from her perspective as an author, former editor and agent.

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