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Cosmo's Fun Fearless Malesthe Booker Awards, Mario LopezHilary Mantel confessed, "I'm not really working on trying to find Ms. Rightan agent. I'm kind of working on being Mr. Righta totally amazing writer, and it will happen." It got us thinking: Not only is MarioHilary freakin' hot, [s]he's also pretty damn insightful. And experts agree: Before you go looking for your other halfthe perfect agent, you may want to work on your selfbook first.
Here are the qualities that make you more desirable to
guysagents. Think of it as your pre- datingquerying to-do list.
1. You're just that into yourself.
chickwriter may have smarts, sex appeal, and a sense of humor, but if s/he doesn't have self-confidence, most guysagents will take a pass. W omenriters with low self-esteem come across as extremely needy, explains Jim Houran, PhD, relationship psychologist and feature columnist for OnlineDatingMagazine.com. They have to be the center of attention and are constantly looking for reassurance and compliments. And even if you find an guyagent who at first is willing to be your personal cheerleader, before long s/he's probably going to start to agree with all the crap you say about your selfbook and take a hike.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sex and the single writer
The Rejectionist has a very funny send-up of the romance advice in Cosmo and how it might apply to your pursuit of an agent: