The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated): An Editor's Advice to Writers [NOOK Book]

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Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in the decade since. From blank page to first glowing (or gutting) review, Lerner is a knowing and sympathetic coach who helps writers discover how they can be more productive in the creative process and how they can better their odds of not only ...
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The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated): An Editor's Advice to Writers

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Overview

Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in the decade since. From blank page to first glowing (or gutting) review, Lerner is a knowing and sympathetic coach who helps writers discover how they can be more productive in the creative process and how they can better their odds of not only getting published, but getting published well. This is an indispensable user's manual to both the inner life of writers and the increasingly anxious place where art and commerce meet: the boardrooms and cubicles of the publishing house.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101444078
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 438,343
  • File size: 287 KB

Meet the Author

Betsy  Lerner

Betsy Lerner has worked as an editor at Houghton Mifflin, Ballantine, Simon & Schuster, and most recently as executive editor at Doubleday. She lives in Pelham, New York and is currently an agent at the Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency.
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    1. Hometown:
      Pelham, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 9, 1960
    1. Education:
      B.A., New York University, 1982; M.F.A., Columbia University, 1987

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

    I was thrilled that this was not just another How-To book about

    I was thrilled that this was not just another How-To book about writing or getting published. I found that the most valuable thing this book did for me was to be honest about the difficulties of writing, but in such a way as to encourage perseverance. Plenty of people make getting published sound either too easy or not worth the trouble. Betxy Lerner makes it clear that it is difficult - sometimes very difficult - but still completely worth the effort. She then proceeds to shed some light on some of the aspects that make the process of becoming a published author so daunting, and by removing the mystery she turns it into a task that can be managed and overcome. The Forest for theTrees is an Excellent book - and just as important, it is a good read.

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    Posted September 3, 2012

    A cat

    A cat walks out. "LilyStar is that really you. You forgotten about me. You made MaplePaw a warrir but not me!" He mews. You were watching me like and evil cat ever since a almost kiled Blood. I guess i will alwas be RiverPaw" he grow ad turns to leave

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    Shadowstar to Lilystar

    (SO sorry if im interuppting, but i didnt know where else to find you.) Hello. My name is Shadowstar. I am leader of Fearclan. While yhe name may sound evil or feirce we really are a peaceful clan. My only ambition is to become as well known as you, Lilystar. I wish to make an alliance with Horseclan. *waits for an answer*

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    Lilystar to Goldenstripe

    The light grey tabby shecat purrs and kisses her mate back. "I love you. It's nice just to spend time here, away from the clan, just with you." Snuggling close to him, Lilystar sighs and falls asleep to the beating of Goldenstripe's strong heart. Her dreams of filled of him and her future kit, who is growing inside of her. ~ Dreaming Lilystar P.S. I have to go to bed! I'll see you tomarrow! Night and love ya! ;)

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