Agent Terry Burns Interviewed on Novelists, Inc.

“Agent Advice” (this installment featuring agent Terry Burns of Hartline Literary) is a series of quick interviews with literary agents and script agents who talk with Guide to Literary Agents about their thoughts on writing, publishing, and just about anything else. This series has more than 170 interviews so far with reps from great literary agencies. This collection of interviews is a great place to start if you are just starting your research on literary agents.

I’ve met agent Terry Burns of Hartline Literary at a conference down in Texas.  Good guy – and he’s a writer, too, as well as an editor. 

Novelists Inc. just posted a nice interview with Terry.  I’ve pasted some of the Q&A below.  To read the rest, see the full post over on Novelists, Inc.

 


NI
: What makes a writer a good choice for you? What makes you a good choice for a writer?

TB: I need a writer that is flexible and committed, that understands the need to develop a good platform, promote and generate visibility. That understands the task of getting published is a team effort. The writer has the right to expect that each client will be treated the same and that the full resources of the whole team will be focused on making it happen for them.

NI: How much input do you expect to have on a client’s work?

TB: I don’t try to write for my clients, but I often will point out areas of concern that I believe need to be addressed to make a project more publishable. How it is addressed is up to the client, but I would hope that they take the need serious.

 

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