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Write On, Wednesday: Preparing for an Agent

By Leslie Lindsay About a week ago, I received an email from an acquaintance.  This Writerly person was picking my brain about literary agents.  Now, don’t get me wrong–I am no expert on agents.  Quite the contrary.  I am an agent virgin.  Sure, I’ve published a book, but I did that directly through the publisher via an old-fashioned query letter and then proposal package (it’s a non-fiction book, and that’s how these things are handled in the professional writing world).  Ahhh…yes…but what if that book is fiction?  Do the rules somehow change?  You bet they do.  (nothing is ever easy, is it?).  My response went something of the way of you need an agent.  you need an agent. you need an agent. you need an agent.  But, the person asked, “Don’t I need an editor?”  Well, yes.  And that, my friend is you.    (libraryofpoetry.com) Wait.  Back the writing train up.  “The editor is me?  Little ol me?”  Yes.  “To write is human, to edit is devine.”  That would be the great Stephen King.  And there’s a lot …