Through a writer's e-mail list, I've just come across a blog called Guide To Literary Agents. There seens to be a lot of very good advice there, including one about "Agents' Pet Peeves in Chapter 1. Going through the list, I believe I can pat myself on the back for avoiding most or all of these "pet peeves" in the first chapter of The Invaders, but perhaps not all. On the other hand, I'm furiously revising The Invaders, whih, among other things, needs a timeline for me to refer to. So, sadly, I won't be needing to follow through on this any too soon. On stil another hand, though, I intend to keep looking at it from time to time, just so I can keep on avoiding what literary agents hate, and, I hope, improve my writing as I go along.