What they do: Connect promising writers with marketable ideas. You submit a sample of your work, and (if they like it) they give you a plot that they believe will sell. And, according to my CP, they've made a good number of sales.
Benefits: People who know what sells will basically be giving you a plot to work with. This takes out pressure for people who have repeatedly heard that their plots are "too quiet" or their premises simply don't have an audience. You're still doing the writing, but much of the head-banging-against-wall-seeking-next-plot-point may be removed. They will then work as an agency that sells your manuscript to publishers.
Possible conflict of interest: Per my CP, they don't allow pseudonyms, so whatever you write will reflect you as an author--this is not ghostwriting. This is your career. Also, there's no guarantee that your work will sell, and you'll be spending lots of time on a story that may not completely reflect you as an author. On the other hand, those who have struggled with marketable ideas might find this to be just the thing!
*I haven't read over the whole website, and this blog post is not an endorsement~ I'm simply sharing information with all of you. Even if you're not interested, this might be something to tell your writing friends about, since we're all on different journeys :)
ONE MORE THING to spread around on this fine Friday: Jennifer Weltz of Jean V Naggar Literary tweeted yesterday that they're looking for Spring Interns:JVNLA Jennifer Weltz JVNLA
We are looking for spring interns at JVNLA Interested? Know someone looking to learn about Agenting? Apply here! http://ow.ly/8j6fx pls RT
PS~ Sorry about the odd spacing in this post...Blogger is not happy with me today.