Betsy Lerner has released an updated Forest for the Trees: An Editor’s Advice to Writers. This is one of my top books on writing. It mixes the practical advice with some digestable inspiration for keeping at it.
I’ve bought more than one friend a copy over the years (you know who you are); but if you want to write, or publish, I’d recommend picking up a fresh copy to see what new insights she’s brought to bear.
This is a book I reach for when I get bummed by the publishing process. Help Betsy get a bestseller and pay her back for all the help she’s given aspiring writers.