The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers

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The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers

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Betsy Lerner went from having no idea what she would do after college to becoming one of the most recognized editors in her field. By intimately involving herself in her authors’ lives, she gained knowledge of writers’ processes and characteristics, as well as learning what makes or breaks a writer. In this book, Lerner hopes to teach beginning writers, regardless of age, about the publishing process from the editor’s viewpoint. She also aims to teach authors about the writing process, handling rejection, and turning their personalities into sources of strength instead of sabotage.

“A natural facility with language does not necessarily mean a natural ability to communicate ideas that find currency in the culture.”

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