PLATFORM SHMATFORM?

I participated in a panel in Chicago last month along with some other publishing pros whom I really respect. We were discussing the ins and outs of literary agents—what it’s like to be one, how to work with one, why to work with an agent, and so on. The conversation also covered such things as [...]

YOU’LL TAKE IT, AND YOU’LL LIKE IT

“What an idiot! She didn’t understand this at all!” “That moron! What does he mean that subplot was an unnecessary diversion?!” “What is she thinking? I can’t possibly cut Chapter 6! That chapter is essential!” “How can he possibly think that character isn’t sympathetic? She’s totally sympathetic!” Such are among the common reactions to editorial [...]