The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated)

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  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated)
  • Betsy Lerner
  • English
  • 16 August 2018
  • 110144407X

About the Author: Betsy Lerner

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The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated) Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy 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, Betsy Lerner is a knowing and sympathetic coach who helps writers discover how they can be productive in the creative process and how they can better their odds of not only getting published, but getting published well This is an essential trove of advice for writers and an indispensable user s manual to both the inner life of the writer and the increasingly anxious place where art and commerce meet the boardrooms and cubicles of the publishing house. Best Read The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated) By Betsy Lerner For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated)

  1. Adam Ross says:

    This book has become, almost instantly, one of my all time favorite books on writing It s unique Instead of dealing with matters of technique or style, it gets to the heart of the matter, plumbs the depths of the world of the writer The first six chapters have to do with the personality and emotions of the writer Each chapter deals with one or another of writer personalities, filled with profound insight into writer s minds She really does know exactly what makes a writer tick The second p This book has become, almost instantly, one of my all time favorite books on writing It s unique Instead of dealing with matters o...

  2. J. Scala says:

    Betsy Lerner s The Forest for the Trees An Editor s Advice to Writers has a bit of an identity issue On the one hand, it claims to be advice to writers which, in places, it actually is On the other, it reads like an insider s expos of what editors and agents really think of we writer types I couldn t help but wonder if Lerner s audience wasn t actually intended to be other editors who would get the inside jokes and find the stereotypical caricatures of authors funny.Lerner recently posted o Betsy Lerner s The Forest for the Trees An Editor s Advice to Writers has a bit of an identity issue On the one hand, it claims to be advice to writers which, in places, it actually is On the other, it reads like an insider s expos of what editors and agents really think of we writer types I couldn t help but wonder if Lerner s audience wasn t actually intended to be other editors who would get the inside jokes and find the stereotypical caricatures of authors funny.Lerner recently posted on her blog that My writing book is about publishing from an editor s perspective, but the part that people seeminterested in is the inner life of writers The wicked child and all that jazz Well I c...

  3. John says:

    Every Single Writer I ve given this to has called to thank me Every Single One Ignoring the not so fashionable accessory of sleep deprivation that comes with an infant, one started reading in the evening and didn t stop till she finished in the early morning hours It s such a damn good book And if you ve ever longed to write that novel or that exquisite piece of history or collection of essays, let me offer a little piece of advice Stop reading this right now, grab this book and run Every Single Writer I ve given this to has called to thank me Every Single One Ignoring the not so fashionable accessory of sleep deprivation that comes with an infant, one started reading in the evening and didn t stop till she finished in the early morning hours It s such a damn good book And if you ve ever longed to write that novel or that exquisite piece of history or collection of essays, let me offer a little piece of advice Stop reading this right now, grab this book and run to the register before that hack sitting next to you in your writing class gets published first In the first part, with a gentle, painstakingly and painfully earned she edited Elizabeth Wurtzel after all knowingness that would make Jung beam, she examines the various personalities of the writers she s come across and formulates a series of types explaining how each influences what they write and how they approach the process The second half deals with the nuts and b...

  4. Amy Plum says:

    This is like a spa for the writer s mind Helped soothe my I don t know what the hell s going on in this mysterious world of publishing angst and reassured me that I am normal for an author As much for the unpublished writer as for those who have just published for the first time.

  5. K.J. Dell& says:

    I reread this regularly, and now there is a new edition, with new words I can use for inspiration and self flagellation I can t wait.Marked as read, but in some sense I m always reading this.

  6. Deborah Harkness says:

    A book for writers and those who love them, Lerner talks about the ups and downs of book writing and publication If you are a writer, you will find yourself constantly thinking oh, I thought that was just me and if you love live with work for a writer you will have a...

  7. Rebecca says:

    An interesting read about the world of publishing from an agent Betsy Lerner has a MFA and a deep love of all things literary She tells a lot of stories about famous authors and working with new writers while weaving in quotes and insights.Most aspiring writers can t wait to be published and yet getting published quite often kills their drive and ambition I didn t realize so many authors only get published once and then struggle to put out anything wort...

  8. London Mabel says:

    One of the best books about writing I ve read, though it s not a how to Lerner was an editor for 15 years at a few houses, and is now an agent she was also a poet She says the first half of her book is meant as an encouragement to those stalled in their writing or afraid of writing maybe because that s not my problem, I just found it to be a celebration of writers She tells great stories both from her own career and from the lives of famous writers and their editors, and really gives you t One of the best books about writing I ve read, though it s not a how to Lerner was an editor for 15 years at a few houses, and is now an agent she was also a poet She says the first half of her book is meant as an encouragement to those stalled in their writing or afraid of writing maybe because that s not my problem, I just found it to be a celebration of writers She tells great stories both from her own career and from the lives of famous writers and their editors, and really gives you the drive to just keep pushing onward It s full of quotable moments.The second half is her advice about the publishing industry, step by step from querying to marketing If it were only practical advice the book wouldn t be that different from others and I d have been disappointed But again she brings her personal stories and a wealth of anecdotes to the subject matter, so in the end it feels like you ve spent a week having lunches with your new New York publishing friend Finally, Lerner just writes r...

  9. Lee says:

    Very readable reinforcement for those who sort of know a lot of this stuff Required reading for the clueless Depressing for writers who seem to pass the psych profiles of the book s first part but haven t had much success with agents, editors, publication all of which sadly seem like last century s news A well written tour of the sausage factory left me feeling a bit grody, like I d indulged in a guilty pleasure instead of spending weekend time reading something healthier for me Defini Very readable reinforcement for those who sort of know a lot of this stuff Required reading for the clueless Depressing for writers who seem to pass the psych profiles of the book s first part but haven t had much success with agents, editors, publication all of which sadly seem like last century s news A well written tour of the sausage factory left me feeling a bit grody, like I d indulged in a guilty pleasure instead of sp...

  10. K says:

    I went into this book with the wrong idea about what kind of book it was I expecting a craft book that gave tips on publishing from both sides of it writing and editing when what I got wasof a collection of essays and memoirs about the author s experience as an editor and with writers Which meant a lot of 20 page chapters that boiled down to some writers are neurotic advice calm down and write , which I didn t need 20 pages to drill in...