The Writing Barn

The Writing Barn is book lover’s haven. Situated on 7.5 wooded acres in Austin, Texas, The Writing Barn is surrounded by mature trees, home to birds and deer. It’s a peaceful out-of-town environment without ever leaving Austin.

With floor to ceiling bookshelves, rows of instructional craft books, free wi-fi, and no television, The Writing Barn is the perfect spot for an overnight writing retreat, to host a writing class, or throw a book launch party.


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The Writing Barn Presents

Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop: Revision: Discovering the Beating Heart of Your Book with Jo Knowles and Robin Wasserman

May 22, 2014 – May 25, 2014

  Event Details: It can be hard to see the forest for the trees when tackling a revision. In drafting, as the pages mount, there is a feeling of accomplishment. But how do we keep the momentum going when we are deconstructing, analyzing, and picking apart a book only to rebuild it? We can work …

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The Elements of Memoir: Turning Experience into Story

March 26, 2014 – May 07, 2014

Classes held March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and May 7 History and autobiography rely on the facts of a life, while memoir seeks out the stories and the snippets of stories that reveal essential inner truths about how came to be who we are. This seven-week class combines an exploration of the fundamentals of …

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Full Novel Revision Week at The Writing Barn

Check out The Writing Barn’s second video featuring YA authors, Bethany Hegedus and Shana Burg, as they talk about their summer workshop, Full Novel Revision Week: YA, MG and More with Kathi Appelt, Shana Burg, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Bethany Hegedus.  Join them this summer to work on the novel you can’t wait to have published. And …

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Rejecting Rejection with author Shawn K. Stout

In this Monday’s Rejecting Rejection, author Shawn K. Stout transports us back to her adolescence and the first time she came face to face with rejection. Christian Slater, Annie Hall, Rejection, and Me (Not Necessarily in That Order) By Shawn K. Stout  Me and rejection? We’re pretty chummy. I mean, the thing has been hanging …

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