Fresh from their WorldCon experience, Tee & Pip bring to The Shared Desk their first interview and introduce a new segment to the show. There is also talk of their next con appearance and what lies ahead for the Fall.
00:00 — Introduction
- Two episodes and fresh from the land where finding a cab is a Herculean labor…
- Do you remember the D-Con Roach Motel?
- A few thoughts on WorldCon in Reno, Nevada.
02:28 — Working with Agents: An Interview with Laurie McLean
- Introduction of the Agent Savant herself, Laurie McLean
- What exactly does an agent do?
- Laurie names off the top of her head the “Six Sisters” of Publishing
- 06:50 — An idea for an alternate Worldcon
- The evolution of publishing and where an agent fit in
- How some agents are reacting to the change in publishing
- On the adversarial relationships people harbor against agents (Note to J.K. Rowling’s former agent: RETIRE!!!)
- Something to know — all agents are different
- What happens backstage between agents, editors, and bookstores
- The challenges an agent has when representing a collaborative writing team
- What is “hot” in the Science Fiction and Fantasy market
- 35:26 — A sneak peek at a new segment coming later in the episode…
- Where to find Laurie online
39:59 — Writing Advice from Crazy Uncle Charlie
- Introducing a voice of our generation, and the sage advice he wants to bestow to writers everywhere…
- The question for Crazy Uncle Charlie: How do you know you have found a good literary agent?
- Crazy Uncle Charlie reveals his foolproof method of researching a literary agent.
- Another method Crazy Uncle Charlie endorses: Writers Beware ®
42:56 — Wrap-Up
- Why does the studio smell of cheese?
- Where you can find us and send questions, comments, and feedback…
- Feeling the love after two episodes…
- Where we will be in September: FenCon (September 23-25,2011)
- With folks like Matt Bowerman and Beth Case helping out the fans, we’re thinking a tweet-up is in order.
- Anticipation for FenCon — yes, we are stoked!!!
- Shout out to Hurricane Irene!
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