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  • Six Steps To Finding An Agent

    You've finished your first manuscript, or maybe your twentieth. Maybe you're having trouble getting an editor's attention through the slush pile or conference interviews. Maybe you know that an A-list agent can cut through the bureaucratic hurdles and get your book into the hands of a decision maker. For whatever reason, you've decided that your next step is getting an agent.

    The question is: how do you find, and "land", an agent who's right for you?

    Follow these six steps, and you'll be that much closer to signing with the agent of your dreams!

    About Cathy Yardley

    Cathy Yardley

    I didn't plan to be a writer. But, like the quote says -- if you want to be a writer, try being anything else.

    My life is a portrait of all the "anything elses" before I came to my senses. I graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a double major in Art History and Mass Communications. I moved to L.A. with the full intention of figuring out what job I wanted to do, doing it until I could retire, and only then seriously considering writing a novel. Why? Because real people didn't write books for a living. (Stephen King , Nora Roberts, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, they're not real people. In fact, I don't think they're human. Haven't you wondered?)