View Full Version : Dear Agent, your client's a weirdo...

10-27-2012, 01:23 AM
My current WIP involves an 11-yr old girl shooting someone in the face. My agent said he loved the plot but advised me to make the MC older, as violence with such young characters would be really hard to sell.

When I told my friend about it, she said, "Does she have to SHOOT him in the face? Is stabbing different. Can lil kids stab."

...I'd ask my agent, but I'm scared he'll just file a restraining order against me.

Do you guys sometimes think, "My poor agent..."?

P.S. Agent and I compromised on 14. :D

10-28-2012, 10:09 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bKSUJVrmRA0/T7xSzKFkEEI/AAAAAAAAAvY/LVgATOUddr8/s1600/DON'T_HIT_KIDS_No_Seriously_They_Have_Guns_Now_dem otivational_poster.jpg

Couldn't resist... it's my favorite meme.

That said... I would probably change the age instead of the mode of attack (unless your agent thinks shooting is too hardcore). People have a hard time with thinking about little kids being violent, even though there are little kids who are violent.