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@virtwriting Hello! Many thanks to @virtwriting for inviting me to talk about #HowIGotMyAgent. I owe a lot to the panel at Penguin Random House’s #WriteNow mentorship event in Bristol for what I learned about the agent querying process (thread 1/15)
@virtwriting The advice that kept repeating was to make sure that you’re happy with your MS before sending it off. You’ve read it out loud, on different mediums, & maybe asked beta readers for feedback—everything possible to gain distance ie. fresh eyes. You feel in your gut it’s ready (2/15)
@virtwriting The agents wanted clarity, conciseness, & a pitch that drew them in. The latter is subjective & why it’s important to shortlist agents who are a good fit for your MS. Who do they represent? What are their tastes? Check on agency site, interviews, twitter (3/15)
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226) I started in Boston in 1993. If you really hustled and were willing to occasionally drive 4 hours round trip, you could get on stage every night. This was invaluable. If you can manage it, find or create your Boston. #WriteNow
227) I get a lot of DMs asking for specific advice. I don’t have time to respond to all of them but I can lend you some maxims to reduce anxiety. I used to write on the cover of every notebook: 1)“Don’t worry. WORK.” 2) “I’ll figure it out.” #WriteNow
228) Assuming a Persona/Character onstage?

Once again @Kurt_Vonnegut says it perfectly:

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be very careful what we pretend to be.” - Mother Night
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Just to be clear. Patrice’s talent should have left him rich beyond all of us.
117) Headliners, consider doing a meet and greet after your shows. The audience really appreciates it and it feels pretty good. Mine rarely take more than 45 minutes so it’s not a huge time issue. Don’t charge for pictures or autographs. That’s super tacky. #GulManTip #WriteNow
118) Last night @iamcolinquinn filmed another magnificent Special. Standup veterans, you can continue to do great work and reach greater heights if you write diligently and prepare like CQ. This weekend, PREPARE! #GulManTip #WriteNow
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15)You know that joke you’re sick of telling? Write/type it w/ space in between each sentence. Add some details, change a word or unpack an idea. To me, unless it’s on a Special a joke isn’t done. When the audience is mouthing the words with you it’s done. #GulManTip #WriteNow
16)Be the comedian you wanted to see. Think about the things that you wished someone made jokes about when you sat in the audience. Make a list of topics and ideas that you’d be EXCITED to see someone discuss. Become that comedian. You’ve got 30 years. #GulManTip #WriteNow
17)You’ve been killing every night. You’re not sure this is still a challenge. For the next few months ask to go on first. It’s a great test of your act. The booker and host will love you for it. #GulManTip #WriteNow
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