The Forest for the Trees

The Forest for the Trees

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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.aspiring editor sticks with the long hours and largely uncertain future often depends on whether he is encouraged by more senior ... But then she became quiet, searched out our faces as she scanned the room, and said in a lowered voice, a€œAll of you are the children of the book. ... remember what they are trying to do or why they chose this lowpaying, thankless field. ... I want to tell her that the surest way to kill that love is to work in a publishing house, just as going to writing school willanbsp;...

Title:The Forest for the Trees
Author: Betsy Lerner
Publisher:Pan Macmillan - 2016-03-10

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