Romancing The Agent: one moment you’re querying them. Then, the next thing you know, the two of you are picking out a (publishing) house together!
Anyway. With my pathetic attempt at humor aside, let’s do this. (Cue dramatic knuckle cracking.) I don’t mean to brag, but I do know a thing or two about stalking agents from my querying days, and because I was so exceptionally skilled at it, I did discover one particular theme I feel is worth mentioning: that you should query agents not just because they represent your genre, but because you have researched them well and you have discovered that a) they have solid prior experience in the publishing industry and b) that you think you’ll mesh well personality-wise.
Let’s break that down for a moment, because I really do believe it is important.
a) Unfortunately, there are agents out there who, while they might mean…
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