"Every writer should read this before embarking on a writing career. Every editor should read it before working with a writer. Looking at "what writers want" and "what editors want," Lerner gives both sides of the coin, with hard-hitting advice on either side."
""This hysterically funny protagonist," as one reader notes, will teach you to write fiction in a seamless way. But not before you're taken on a journey through the writer's life, via Mario Vargas Llosa, Mary Shelley, and James Scott Bell. Oh, and the main character, Laura, who holds it all together, even as she runs from a novel-writing challenge posed by a major tea-seller, Megan Willow."