Years ago I read Betsy Lerner's The Forest for the Trees: An Editor's Advice to Writers and loved it. So when contributing editor Erika Dreifus reported on her Practicing Writing blog that Lerner, who now works as an agent, was blogging, I wanted to check it out. Well, you'll want to check out Lerner's blog, too, because she has a wonderful sense of humor and doesn't shy away from expressing her opinion. Hers has quickly become one of my favorite blogs.
Lerner answers writers' questions with candor ("Good question but kind of boring," she starts her answer to a question about whether book editors no longer edit), confesses to missing an annoying fellow commuter ("If you're wondering why I don't find another seat, you have not yet truly appreciated the magic that is me. I would sooner put my Papermate Sharpwriter #2 through my right eye than move."), and reflects on the, uh, glamorous life of an agent and author ("I have received an inordinate amount of fan mail over the years from the inmates of America. The most memorable was from an inmate who said that his three favorite books of all time were: The Bible, A Clockwork Orange, and The Forest for the Trees.").
In addition to Lerner's blog and Erika's blog, here are a few other writing/publishing/book blogs I regularly read:
• Contributing editor Melissa Hart's Butt to Chair
• Lisa Shearin's blog
• Literary Rejections on Display
• Paper Cuts, a blog about books from The New York Times
• The Rejecter
What are some of your favorite writing-related blogs?
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