July 29th, 2011

Fireworks Delight

Writing Excuses 6.8: What Does an Agent Really Do?

Writing Excuses 6.8: What Does an Agent Really Do?

From http://www.writingexcuses.com/2011/07/24/writing-excuses-6-8-what-an-agent-does/

Key points: What do agents do? Everything! "All the stuff that I don't want to do, so that I can write what she does all the business stuff." Revisions, target submission list, submissions, auctions, negotiations, contracts...
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[Dan] Howard, give us a writing prompt.
[Howard] Okay. Writing prompt. Your agent is actually a warlock, using magic to make your books sell. This has worked in numerous cases for numerous other clients. Unfortunately, something about your book means that this process is going to go horribly, horribly wrong.
[Dan] You're out of excuses, now go write.