The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. Situated on the 7.5 wooded acre homestead of author Bethany Hegedus in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is a book lover’s haven. Whether retreating at the Book House, The Cabin, or attending one of the many events and workshops held at The Writing Barn you will have every opportunity to retreat, create and celebrate.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn  and it’s grounds are a quiet and quaint spot for rest and relaxation within 20 minutes of downtown Austin.


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The Writing Barn Presents

The Art of the Sale: with best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

January 08, 2015 – January 11, 2015

Join us at The Writing Barn for a creative weekend of craft and camaraderie with best-selling authors and best friends, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. Event Details: Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han have collectively published sixteen books, from picture books through young adult, and have over ten years of experience in the book business, from book buyer to librarian to …

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Narrative Voice: Tips and Tools to Make your Manuscript Sing with visiting author E.M. Kokie

November 16, 2014 – November 16, 2014

Writers often hear publishing professionals talk about voice as the deciding factor in whether to represent or publish a story or manuscript. But when writers ask for clarification as to what makes a strong narrative voice, we often hear vague answers or examples without analysis. Too often we treat voice as a happy accident or a gift from the muse.

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What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, October 9-16

This week is sure to be an exciting one from signings to celebrating the one year anniversary of Malvern Books to events for the kids. There will be some very talented writers featured, so be sure to take this opportunity to engage in the writing world.  By Samantha Ortiz  On Thursday, October 9 at 6:30 …

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Rejecting Rejection with Jennifer Wolf Kam

We hope this Rejecting Rejection starts your morning off right. Rejection comes in all shapes and sizes and writers seem to get the biggest piece. So here is a little something to make the sting laughable and to help you through those moments where giving up feels like an option. May you eat all of …

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Rejecting Rejection with Lynn E. Hazen

Another Monday here at The Writing Barn. Hopefully everyone is having a good day so far, but if you aren’t maybe this week’s blog will cheer you up a little bit. This week’s featured Rejecting Rejection posts comes from author Lynn Hazen. Hopefully this one will make you laugh and gets you through the rest …

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