Thursday, September 10, 2009

Babbling about Books--Thursday

The Forest for the Trees
by Betsy Lerner

For those of you who would like to be published one day, I would like to babble about The Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers. This book should not be considered a how-to-write book, but a peek into the publishing world.

Ms. Lerner, an editor herself, discusses the hopes and dreams of writers. She frankly discusses the neurotic tendencies of most writers (smile), written, of course, from an editor’s point of view. Here are the chapter titles in the first section of the book.
The Ambivalent Writer
The Natural
The Wicked Child
The Self-Promoter
The Neurotic
Touching Fire

Curious to which you might be?

The second half of The Forest for the Trees is all about the publishing world with topics ranging from rejection to agents, to editors to publication. Again, this is not a how-to-write book, but rather allows a writer to see the publishing industry from an editor’s point of view. It is not a can’t-put-it-down page turner, but it holds a wealth of information for writers. I have read it twice, but believe I need to read it again during 2009.

Until tomorrow on The Writer's Porch,

1 comment:

Lynn Cowell said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the reminder that praying truly is the best thing we can do for our kids. I am doing a lot of it, but some days, it just seems like there should be more. Thank you Jesus that YOU are the more!