Episode 260 #Writing Without Knowing Where You're Going with Kristin Van Ogtrop

  
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Working on an essay collection? Dreaming of becoming a literary agent? We were all over the map with Kristin Van Ogtrop, agent at InkWell Management, author of the essay collection Did I Say That Out Loud: Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them and former editor of Real Simple Magazine (which KJ mistakenly attributed to Conde Nast but is really part of the Time Inc. empire). Midlifers, essayists, job-hoppers—this is for you!

Mentioned on the pod

The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker

Nalini Singh, #AmWriting episode The Power of Writing as Play

The Neapolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante

#AmReading

Kristin: American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption by Gabrielle Glaser

Jess: Bombshells by Sarina Bowen

The Happy Ever After Playlist and Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez

KJ: Brood by Jackie Polzin

Find Kristin on Instagram and Twitter as @kvanogtrop

or at her website www.kristinvanogtrop.com

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