Dear Miss Snark,
Have you ever taken on a client without a query, without a proposal, without a book, just because you liked some of his other published work and felt, between the two of you, that you could come up with a great idea? Or, that this writer might be a perfect fit for a project a certain editor of your acquaintance has in mind? If so, how would you find such a writer--and vice/versa.
Such a Writer
Well I haven't. I tend to find my clients the old fashioned way -- prison work release programs and waterfront dive bars.
I'm sure there's someone somewhere with a story about how they got picked up by Agent Hot Stuff with out ever writing a word, but those kinds of stories make me slightly ill cause they inevitably lead people to think they too can do that.
When you say you're "such a writer" do you mean this happened to you and you want Miss Snark to pinch you so you aren't dreaming? Miss Snark stands ready and willing to pinch as needed (thus her familiarity with waterfront dive bars).
And if you've not secured representation, are you really seriously hoping someone will just call you up and say "let's dance?". Think again. At some point, writing will be involved. Might as well be now.