Stupid writers treat Bad Agent Sydney like telephone. Sydney talk to editor. Editor tell client what editor say, more or less, with that special added Sydney "spin," and stupid writers take as gospel!
STUPID WRITERS! SYDNEY IS NOT TELEPHONE! SYDNEY IS NOT VOICE RECORDER! SYDNEY IS JUST A LITTLE CAT!
But do writers pick up phone to talk directly to editor and verify what Sydney say? No! Do they pick up phone and seek clarification and elaboration? No! Do they send email to avoid errors in translation? No!
Dumb writers. Even with the best of intentions, talking through third parties can result in misunderstandings and problems. Sure, agent should talk to editor. Can ask questions writer can't comfortably ask, brooch issues difficult for writer to bring up. But once this done, if writers were smart, they would follow up and verify EVERYTHING!
Even with best of intentions, stuff happens. Even with big, human-agent brains (overkill you ask me!), agent forget things, misunderstand things, give writer or editor wrong impression of intent. Even with best of intentions, and SYDNEY IS BAD AGENT! NO BEST INTENTIONS HERE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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