The Writing Barn

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 its grounds are a quiet and quaint spot for rest and relaxation within 20 minutes of downtown Austin.




The Writing Barn Presents

Boys and Girls, Beasts and Ghouls: The Art of Character Creation

October 23, 2017 – October 28, 2017

Boys and Girls, Beasts and Ghouls: The Art of Character Creation A Week in Residency with authors Hannah Barnaby and N. Griffin Do you love creating plots for your novels and picture books . . . but then find that your characters fall flat? Have you done countless character building exercises but are still unsatisfied? …

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Write NOW! July 12th

July 12, 2017 – July 12, 2017

Gather new ideas and energy at our Write NOW! session at the Writing Barn on Wednesday, July 12, 7:30-9:00PM. Super-charge your work in progress, gather new ideas, and reconnect with your writer-self. In 90 inspired minutes, you’ll tap into your creativity with writing exercises led by Writing Barn Staff. The Barn will provide FREE wine …

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Latest Blogs

Strange Bedfellows: Structure and The Muse

Strange Bedfellows: Structure and The Muse #WBReflects by Sonny Regelman   In Elizabeth Gilbert’s ode to creativity, Big Magic, she describes poet Ruth Stone hearing a poem coming towards her as she worked in the fields of rural Virginia, then rushing to the house to write it down before it moved beyond her. Reading this …

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Success Story Spotlight with Sarah Glenn Fortson

Success Story Spotlight Interview with Sarah Glenn Fortson   The Austin Literary Community is a tight knit group of talented writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry gurus, alike. When one person is successful it isn’t difficult to celebrate that success as if it were our own. Many times, we here at The Writing Barn aren’t just friends …

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