Top Ten Best Things About Having an Agent

Ever wondered what it’s like being an agented writer? Well, in the spirit of David Letterman, I’m here to tell you the top ten best things about it.

10. Finally have something to put on author web page

9. Sound like a pretentious ass when you say “my agent” at parties

8. 15% discount at participating Starbucks

7. Someone awesome has your back in case you’re attacked by hungry bears

6. Eligible to judge pitch contests instead of working on your WIP

5. High-tech gadgets from Q

4. Learn secret Agented Author Handshake: shake, mysterious smile, then uncontrollable sobbing

3. Access to “Agented Writers Only” bathrooms at airport

2. Only need to be neurotic about emails from one specific person

1. Now that you’ve finally climbed that hill, can see 9328 more goddamn hills

About Melissa Caruso

Fantasy author of the Swords & Fire trilogy: THE TETHERED MAGE (Orbit, 2017), THE DEFIANT HEIR (Orbit, 2018), and THE UNBOUND EMPIRE (Orbit, 2019), as well as the forthcoming Rooks and Ruin trilogy, beginning with THE OBSIDIAN TOWER (coming June 2020 from Orbit). Melissa's debut, THE TETHERED MAGE, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Morningstar Award in 2017. Melissa loves tea, adventure, and the great outdoors, and has been known to swordfight in ballgowns. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two superlative daughters, three cats, and a Labrador. Represented by Naomi Davis of BookEnds. View all posts by Melissa Caruso

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