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<)