Write Here, Write Now with Robert Goolrick

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2013, 2014 SCWR faculty member Robert Goolrick on “Learning to Take Risks in Your Writing”

– as interviewed by 2016 SCWR faculty member Jeff Kleinman

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Podcast excerpt:

“Every time you write something, you’re putting your heart and soul on paper. You’d better be honest about it, or it’s going to sound phony to the reader. But every time you do that, you’re taking a chance that people aren’t going to like you personally, that people are going to write you nasty notes, that people are not going to get what you’re trying to do. That’s a risk.”

 

Robert Goolrick

Robert Goolrick is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, in addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel A RELIABLE WIFE, HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL, and THE FALL OF PRINCES. He lives in Virginia. Visit his website at www.robertgoolrick.com

 

 

JeffJeff Kleinman is a literary agent, intellectual property attorney, and founding partner of Folio Literary Management, LLC, a literary agency in New York and Washington, D.C., which works with all of the major U.S. publishers (and, through subagents, with most international publishers). He’s a graduate of Case Western Reserve University (J.D.), the University of Chicago (M.A., Italian), and the University of Virginia (B.A. with High Distinction in English).

As an agent, Jeff feels privileged to have the chance to learn an incredible variety of new subjects, meet an extraordinary range of people, and feel, at the end of the day, that he’s helped to build something—a wonderful book, perhaps, or an author’s career. His authors include Robert Hicks, Charles Shields, Garth Stein, Bruce Watson, and Philip Gerard.

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Spring 2016 PODCAST SCHEDULE

 

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Kristin Nelson – Agent, Nelson Literary Agency, on “Query Letters and Loglines” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Robert Goolrick – #1 NYTimes bestselling author of A Reliable Wife, on “Learning to Take Risks in Your Writing” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Charles F. Adams – Editor, Algonquin Books, on “Writing Literary Fiction That Sells” – CLICK HERE to listen!


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