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PostSubject: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptySat Mar 01, 2008 6:20 am

Read this interview by Michael Neff with Noah Lukeman to find out:

http://www.webdelsol.com/Algonkian/Classes/interview-NoahLukeman.htm

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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 8:24 am

I find this extremely interesting.. Very good guide lines!
Thanx again!
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 8:27 pm

Good article. Thanks, Shelagh.
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 7:36 am

Great article...

I agree with the majority of it!
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 7:49 am

My strong impression from agents is that they don't know what they're looking for...like movie producers. They THINK they do, but really they only know it when they see it.

The only agency I know that publishes a monthly list of what they want to see is Donald Maass.

And you look at it and scratch your head. A book about bike messengers or bike mechanics? Why that, especially? A meerkat fantasy? Duel fireworks makers in old London?

What are these, something pubishers have expressed interest in? Dream dates? Twisteroos on things the competition just sold?

One thing's for sure. I'm not going to be one of the people dashing off a bike mechanic meerkat fireworks novel to be one of the thousand they get in the slush pile next month.
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 11:13 am

How about a meerkat tale of Pinocchio proportions where the meerkat becomes a real bike mechanic?? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 1:00 pm

Great idea, leaves me spokeless.
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyThu Mar 27, 2008 4:55 pm

Sort of reminds me of the times when I find myself in front of the open refrigerator door, not really hungry for anything in particular--just there. scratch

I end up eating something I didn't really want, or wanting something I didn't have.

Some sort deep insight in this whole line of thought. Suspect It's been a long week.
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyTue Apr 22, 2008 10:09 am

Lukeman offers good advice, Shelagh. Thanks for sharing it.

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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyTue Apr 22, 2008 5:27 pm

Seriously, you know what agents, publishers, and film producers are all looking for...though it mostly doesn't exist?

A guarantee.
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyTue Apr 22, 2008 6:06 pm

Boy, am I ever behind on my reading. Can't believe I hadn't read this post yet. Very good article, Shelagh, thank you for posting it.
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyTue Apr 22, 2008 8:27 pm

A guarantee? A guarantee...oh hey, that sounds like the same thing that the author's are after. A guarantee. Hmm...maybe the two are closer than we think.

d'ya think?
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PostSubject: Re: What are agents looking for?   What are agents looking for? EmptyWed Apr 23, 2008 2:18 am

Pam wrote:

d'ya think?
Only when you're messing with me.

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