No really, I’m asking. Who needs an agent? What types of writers at what stages in their processes?

I’ve corresponded briefly with Jeff Kleinman of FolioLit about an idea I’ve been working out for a while now, and he’s expressed interest. He’s been very helpful in reminding me that even nonfiction needs to have a narrative arc. Although – that helpful advice has stalled me for over a year now.

And now I’m thinking of a new book idea, and I’m wondering how far I should go in pursuing it before I contact someone about it . . .

What are your thoughts about agents? Do you have one to recommend to folks?