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Deal or No Deal: Why Being a Literary Agent Doesn’t Make It Easier to Write a Book

To all the wonderful would-be authors out there: Do as I say, not as I do.

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You would be wrong.

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Hey, want to represent me and these unwritten ideas I might finish one day?I’d

fairy godmother waving her magic wandThat could be good, but I need to see it on the page..

easyHey, could do that

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after

It’ll be the same as today, except you’ll have more homework.

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Kate McKean is certainly the real thing—she understands the need for narrative, for subtlety, for image. And I could tell there was a good heart behind her work. I really hope she continues to write, to read, to push her own parameters.

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Kate McKean is a writer and literary agent in Brooklyn.

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