3.24.2006

Miss Snark Considers

Has anyone ever considered a new reality TV show called Trading Spaces for agents and writers?? I think it would be a run-a-way hit. I would love to be traded and have an agent slave over a rewrite of my novel based on agents' suggestions while I swill gin and read a partial as I donate blood. I could have dinner with George Clooney at The Rainbow Room, and the lucky agent could sleep with my husband (just kidding!!)


Do you have HBO?
Can I bring the poodle?

7 comments:

Eva said...

Last night while I was watching "American Inventor," I had a similar idea for writers. Aspiring novelists come from all over the country to pitch their books to a panel of agents or editors in NYC.

Eden said...

I think about this when I see "American Idol" auditions. I envy Simon being able to say "That was ghaaastly."

Anonymous said...

I saw something similar to what eva imagines on Jay Leno. It was called "Pitch to America," and they aired pitch sessions from the Maui Writers Conference. They must have taken the worst of the pitches, because they were hilarious in a bad way. These folks were probably the same people who worry about agents stealing their ideas when they query.

Tribe said...

You realize you'd have to wear the stilettos to appear in this, don't you?

Anonymous said...

There's a website that is already taking the 'idol' approach to writing, though it seems like a waste of time for serious writers:
http://www.thenextbigwriter.com/

Dave Kuzminski said...

Yeah, but what if the scammers want to trade places with the watchdogs?

Terrible truth is we'd probably do a better job of scamming without getting caught than they do now and I doubt that they'd care to do the actual work we do in documentating scams. ;)

domynoe said...

But can you imagine how boring it would be when we have to do the rewrites? People would wonder what the heck we're doing and why can't we do something more "interesting."