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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Presque vu XXIV


I think it’s rather unfortunate that some of the coverage tries to pitch print reviewing against the new media. I think they complement each other very well.

Salman Rushdie


Chances are that if you are a writer a little further down the food chain, but lucky enough to have an agent, they won’t be doing much for you. Restless writers, like I used to be, may change agencies frequently, only to find out that after a brief honeymoon all is back to normal – for most writers changing agencies is like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic as they watch the promises of their career go down the drain.

Martin Wagner at The Guardian


“Underwear” and “lingerie” reflect and construct opposing world views. Ruth Wajnryb in the Sydney Morning Herald, tells us why.

One Response to “Presque vu XXIV”

  1. M.E Ellis says:

    Weird, as I’ve just been discussing the agent thing via email with a friend today. Many writers think that once they’ve got an agent, they are all set to go.

    So wrong!

    Makes me wonder: What’s the point in trying?


    jb says: Hi Michelle, we knew that, though, didn’t we? Things are not always what they seem . . .