I’ve been thinking, which I like to do.
What are clients of agents? Do they form some kind of camaraderie? Do they become like family? Jenny Rapaport has a posse. Posses are good. I belong to a nice posse, but I doubt we will all get the same agent. If we do, I think it will be something very foreboding since we are all very different. Of course, that might be an interesting plotline. An agent who is all things to all clients through a supernatural…a supernatural what? A supernatural slush box.
This agent would be the exact opposite of Evil Editor who is an equal opportunity dream destroyer.
OH! Maybe our All Enfolding Agent could do battle with Evil Editor and then through lots of plot twists and surprising events (I’m very good at twisting plots like a can of worms. Ask poor Merry Montleone.) we find out they aren’t really enemies after all, but they are actually both evil, evil, evil.
The hero would have to be an astute writer who sees through all this, of course, and leads the culted authors to freedom on a mountain where they join up with others who are protected against evil cults.
Jessica Faust’s followers would be Jessicults.
Lucienne Diver’s would be Lucicults. They are doubly insidious because instead of wearing matching tee shirts they wear animal skins and some people call them Lucifurs.
Janet Reid’s would be Sharkults, of course. Her pink octopus would be jealous and steal some for herself and they would be Octocults.
Kristin Nelson’s would be Krults.
Donald Maass uses Maass hypnosis to amaass his followers. (I’m sorry, it’s late.)
Nathan Bransford has a diabolical plan. “When in doubt, cult me.” This leads to a massive, not maassive, following of Multi-culture cultists.
Eleanor Wood has a cult of Woodcults. How much wood would a Woodcult cult if a Woodcult could cult wood?
Rachelle Gardner’s clients escaped becoming cultists, by going to the top of a mountain, but the cultists are tracking them down. Rachel Vater and her clients join them because they are both just so darned sweet. They later discover the name Rachel and its variations is a ward against cultists.
This is the ultimate battle between good and evil. Agent cults and the authors who join them. Do you have an agent plan or will you be one of the mindless cultists who shuffle down the streets burbling out elevator pitches until civilians run screaming in terror?