Excess gin, my aunt fanny
Money flows FROM the agent to the writer. To be oh-so-technical, Miss Snark, shouldn't that be FROM the publisher THROUGH the agent, to the writer? Miss Snark may be doing very well indeed (witness, two vacations in as many months) but I strongly suspect the only thing flowing from her is excess gin (carefully dabbed from the corner of her mouth with a cocktail napkin) during careless swilling.
Of course the money comes from the publisher.
And we all come from God too.
Doesn't mean I'm praying for my Con Ed bill to disappear.
The point is the writer doesn't pay the agent.
And don't get snarky with ME, boyo.
There's only room for one snark here I have the patent on it.
Now slink off and go write something so Miss Snark can pay her electric bill.