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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

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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

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“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?

    :o)

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