Here’s a funny post from Janet Reid about The Guy who has a great idea. He’ll tell you all about it and you can write the book and then you can split the profit!
I know, it’s hard to believe this still happens and there are still people out there who are That Guy, but yes.
However, it has never occurred to me to have this conversation.
Of course, Janet Reid is the agent, not the author — she just happened to be there when an author of hers was approached. And she has that shark reputation to keep up. And she wasn’t actually rude.
Still, I personally have in the past just tried to gently correct That Guy’s view of the universe, and probably that’ll remain my strategy.
Funny post, though.