The Forest for the Trees

An Editor's Advice to Writers

Author: Betsy Lerner

Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)


Category: Reference

Page: 284

View: 2441


Describes the process of writing and publishing from an editor's perspective, with advice on seeking agents, dealing with rejection, and identifying several author personality types.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees

A Manager's Guide to Applying Systems Thinking

Author: Dennis Sherwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857884973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4130


Systems thinking can help you tame the complexity of real-world problems by providing a structured way of balancing a broad, overall view with the selection of the right level of detail, truly allowing you to "see the forest for the trees". Only by taking a broad view can we avoid the twin dangers of a silo mentality-in which a fix 'here' simply shifts the problem to 'there', and organisational myopia-in which a fix 'now' gives rise to a much bigger problem to fix 'then'. Seeing the Forest for the Trees will give you all the tools and techniques you need, with many practical examples as diverse as managing a busy back office, negotiating an outsourcing deal and formulating business strategy.

The Forest for the Trees (Revised and Updated)

An Editor's Advice to Writers

Author: Betsy Lerner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110144407X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 4167


"The Forest for the Trees should become a permanent part of any writer's or editor's personal library." -The Seattle Times Quickly established as an essential and enduring companion for aspiring writers when it was first published, Betsy Lerner's sharp, funny, and insightful guide has been meticulously updated and revised to address the dramatic changes that have reshaped the publishing industry in the decade since. From blank page to first glowing (or gutting) review, Betsy Lerner is a knowing and sympathetic coach who helps writers discover how they can be more productive in the creative process and how they can better their odds of not only getting published, but getting published well. This is an essential trove of advice for writers and an indispensable user's manual to both the inner life of the writer and the increasingly anxious place where art and commerce meet: the boardrooms and cubicles of the publishing house.

The Forest for the Trees

Author: Bert Robbens

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548787288


Page: 250

View: 634


Alex wanted me to see what was happening, wanted me to understand - but he wasn't there to show me. All I could do was wander aimlessly, picking up the pieces, hoping they would somehow fit. There was the shack just off the freeway where Alex lived and worked. There was Deana, his strong and enigmatic young girlfriend. There was Jerry, a pathetic little man with a comb-over, who thought he could run everything. There were drugs and sex and violence, and I sampled all of it. The only thing missing was Alex. I would never know what any of it meant until I knew what it meant to him.

The Forest for the Trees

How Humans Shaped the North Woods

Author: Jeff Forester

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873517607

Category: Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Minn.)

Page: 215

View: 6672


"This is a book that can and should be embraced by conservationists, members of the timber industry, backpackers, hunters, and anyone who has hiked through a stand of timber, looked up through the sun-streaked canopy, and felt a giddy, primeval sense of wonder that only a still-wild forest can provoke." --David Weddle, author of "Among the Mansions of Eden" From early settlers and industrialists seeking wealth to modern visitors valuing tranquility, the region known today as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has a fascinationg ecological hsitory. Jeff Forester shows how the global story of logging, forestry, conservation, and resource management unfolded in northern Minnesota.

Seeing Colorado's Forests for the Trees

Author: John Fielder,Steve Smith

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781565794917

Category: Forest ecology

Page: 84

View: 3589


This book includes 66 color photographs of grand sylvan landscapes, lone trees, and forest details such as fallen leaves or the eye-shaped patterns on Aspen boles.

Uncommon Sense Forest for the Trees

Author: Nirmal Singh Raghav

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9384226971

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

View: 518


Life is relation. All we know is because of relations. Whatever and where ever we are, we are because of our relations. Family, institute or organization, anywhere and everywhere, we are continuously living relations. Interestingly, it’s not only about how we relate with things outside, its more about how we relate with ourselves. How literate are we about ourselves, is the lever in my hand or I am drifted by the external forces. Uncommon sense – Forest for the trees is about understanding how you create your own reality. What you think and how you think, what you speak and why you speak? Why you behave more same less different? Why things look stranded? Is mysticism science that we do not know? Can we see the emerging? The book touches upon these important questions. Book will surprise the student, it will make a professor rethink, a manager change and the parents discover. Irrespective of the stage in life, Uncommon Sense will make all human beings wiser, wider and happier. Book may get individuals realize that all of us are exclusive and special, let us illuminate collectively!

The Trees in My Forest

Author: Bernd Heinrich

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Nature

Page: 239

View: 5509


A lifetime observer of the natural world shares his vast knowledge and reflections on the trees of the Northeast woodlands and the rhythms of their seasons, from the DNA contained in an apple seed to the great branches beyond reach.