The first question most aspiring writers ask most post-aspiring writers is, “How do I get an agent?”
This indicates two things. First, of course, it shows that the aspiring writer doesn’t have an agent. But second, it also indicates that the aspiring writer probably doesn’t really know what an agent does, or why s/he needs one.
Fortunately for all concerned, this TVWriter™ minion has found a couple of articles that address these important issues. So, without further ado: