Write Here, Write Now with Robert Goolrick

Sign up to get notices of new Write Here, Write Now podcasts!

 

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

– as interviewed by 2016 SCWR faculty member Jeff Kleinman

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Click on the play button (arrow icon) to begin the recording. You may stop, rewind or fast forward at any time. To fast forward or rewind click on the red “progress” bar and slide it forward or backward.

Smartphones and tablets CLICK HERE to listen to the audio lecture. To download the podcast to your computer or mobile device, right click on THIS LINK and choose “Save Link As.”

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.

fall princes
reliable wife
end world


Spring 2016 PODCAST SCHEDULE

 

Lee Child – February 18, 2016 – available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels, on “Creating Momentum” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Steve Fisher – February 22, 2016 – available now!

Film Agent, APA, on “Assessing Your Book’s Film Potential” – CLICK HERE to listen!


David Ebershoff – February 25, 2016 available now!

#1 international bestselling author of The 19th Wife, on “A Deep Look at Editing” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Kristin Nelson – February 29, 2016 – available now!

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


Robert Goolrick – March 3, 2016 available now!

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


Charles F. Adams – March 7, 2016 available now!

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


Jacquelyn Mitchard – March 10, 2016 available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean, on “Creating Heartbreak on the Page” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Jill Marr – March 14, 2016 available now!

Agent, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, on “What Literary Agents Want” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Lorenzo Carcaterra – March 17, 2016 available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of Sleepers, screenwriter, producer, on “Keeping the Reader Turning the Page” – Part One – CLICK HERE to listen!


Lorenzo Carcaterra – March 21, 2016 available now!

#1 NYTimes bestselling author of Sleepers, screenwriter, producer, on “Keeping the Reader Turning the Page” – Part Two – CLICK HERE to listen!


Téa Obreht – March 24, 2016available now!

Award-winning author of The Tiger’s Wife, on “Structuring a Novel” – CLICK HERE to listen!


Jeff Kleinman – March 28, 2016

Agent, Folio Literary Management, on “How to Create Vivid Characters”


Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someone