Sunday, August 3, 2008

Self-aggrandizing literary agents!

I'm often amazed at how many literary agents tout their writing credentials. After contacting an agent who is really smitten with herself, I decided to visit her blog on a fairly regular basis. What a disappointment. Not only is she NOT SNARKY, her advice to would-be writers is inconsistent, condescending, and appallingly conventional. She blames public demand and the publishing industry for her inability to crawl out of her comfort zone. Fromulaic fiction is her specialty. What everybody else is doing is what gets her up in the morning. Creativity? Pishposh. Humor/Satire? What's that? Boring? Well, let her be the judge. She seems to have the corner on that part of the literary market.

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