LB: An Agent’s Job is to Sell Your Work

by Larry Brody

Heard last night in the TVWriter™ Online Writers Room:

An agent’s job is to sell your work, not edit or even critique it.

The factoid above is both a blessing and a curse.

A blessing because a genuinely good agent won’t get in the way of your creativity by demanding changes before sending out your manuscript.

A curse because it means that you, the writer, have total responsibility for presenting your vision in the best possible way…and in the process making the ultimate decision of just what “the best possible way” truly is.

(NOTE FROM MUNCHMAN: Or, you could just write for the marketplace and the hell with everything else.)

(NOTE FROM LB: >sigh<)

Author: LB

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world with a career going back to the late ’60s, Larry Brody has written and produced hundreds of hours of American and worldwide television and is a consultant to production companies and networks in the U.S. and abroad . Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys, Writers Guild Awards, and the Humanitas Award.

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