Getting a Literary Agent ukFinding a frahling
An eight-minute session of peer feed-back was followed by a 15-minute operation at the cafe to round off the evening and a podium debate with a lead writer, a publishing house and an agent. One 15-year-old student who recounted that she was serious about her letter; a sad-looking bookkeeper who had given up his job to end his first novel, which unfortunately wasn't really deserving of giving up his job; a highly accentuated performer who was willing to hear editorials as long as they didn't alter the plot.
A lady recounted her ecological riddle, which in addition to the words "eco" and "mystery" was good. If your novel has too much background, it's not a novel, but an explanatory; pronounce your dialog out loud to test if they all sound alike..... and so on.
All of us want a good tale, well narrated. And, unlike many other newsgroups, we have not set up a payment wall - we want to keep our journalists as open as possible. We do not have any preconceptions of commercialism and are not affected by billionaires, policy makers or stockholders. This is what sets us apart from so many others in the press, at a crucial moment when objective and frank coverage is crucial.
It would be a much safer place for us if everyone who read our reports who liked them helped to help them.