The Red Room now has Classified Ads for writers. Hmmm. It sort of boggles the mind. Writers are people. Allegedly. We were always free to place Classified Ads in newspapers, magazines and online. But Classified Ads for Writers. What might those be like? How about:
Desperately Seeking Publisher for the ultimate best seller. Author a legend in her own mind and is sure it will fly off the shelves.
Wanted: One Really Good Intellectual Property Attorney Who Would Eat His Young to negotiate contracts and deal with rights'-grabbing publishers.
Free To Good Home: One Utterly Useless Agent Who Would Rather Promote His/Her Own Career Than That of Clients. Already neutered.
Desperately Seeking Copyeditor Who Can Read for Comprehension. Can you read whole sentences and understand them in context? Can you leave your personal prejudices out of your work? If so, have we got a job for you!
Perfect Literary Agent Wanted by Midlist Author . Can you get me off the midlist and push my career up, up, up?
This could make for some fun reading in The Red Room. Or maybe it will be The Read Room. Or maybe writers just want to get rid of an old sofa like everyone else.
Causes Darlene Arden Supports
The Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies at the AKC Canine Health Foundation