I launched Maggie Field Literary Consulting in October 2008. After more than 20 years of running my own agency, representing writers, hyphenates and film and tv rights in books, I decided to make a change that would continue to give me the opportunity to do what I do best: work with great stories and with the gifted men and women who create and craft them.
I started to learn the movie business as a kid, attending exhibitor screenings with my dad, a second generation theater owner. I learned about great writing and great writers from him, too. Not a big surprise that, after I took a useless (yet fun!) degree from Pitzer College, he found me a job typing tv scripts at Universal! I segued into the agency business from there, starting at William Morris and ending at Robinson-Weintraub before I went out on my own.
My early training and years of experience in the agency business prepared me well for this new consulting business. I'm smart and have good taste. I know good writing. I admire and respect and like good writers. I like to help, not only writers but also everyone involved in taking a story from the page (or the computer screen...sigh) to the silver screen. I like fiction, non-fiction, genre, pretty much everything and anything. I'm an omnivore when it comes to devouring the written word!
These days I hold true to the lessons I've learned over the course of my career. One of the most important, which I relay to any writer of any material anytime, anywhere: remember that, while you want what you write to sell, everything you write has the chance to sell YOU!
Let me know how I can help.