Let's face it: bloggy friends are a huge part of what makes blogging so fun. We read about each other's writing journeys, share tips, and cheer each other on. Blogging has made me feel connected to the writing community on a much grander scale. So thank you! To celebrate having 200 followers, I'm giving away a copy of Betsy Lerner's THE FOREST FOR THE TREES: AN EDITOR'S ADVICE TO WRITERS.
Betsy Lerner is a writer who worked as an editor for 15 years before becoming an agent. She is currently a partner with Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary Agency. All these roles (author, editor, and agent) have given her a huge amount of insight--not only into the industry, but also into writers.
Half of the book offers advice to help jump-start writers who may be getting stuck for various reasons. The other half shows publishing from the other side of the desk--the editor's seat--tying in her experiences as a writer and an agent. I've just started reading the second half (of my copy--not the one I'm giving away), and I look forward to hearing what Ms. Lerner has to say about the entire process.
Now let's get to the contest! To enter, all you have to do is:
a. leave a comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, March 4th
b. be a follower of this blog
c. have a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada (sorry I have to set limits--I wish I didn't)
Each person can enter only once. I think that's it as far as the rules go. I'll update if I realize I forgot something.
What to comment on? Tell me if you've read the book, share the title of your favorite writing book(s), let me know how your writing is going, or just say hi! This is a blog party, people. Pass me an hors d'oeuvre and try not to spill on the carpet!
Again, thank you! Happy writing!