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, Writing Outside the Box with author/agent Ammi-Joan Paquette and author K.A. Holt

October 09, 2014 – October 12, 2014

Writing Outside the Box:  Multiple Viewpoints, Unreliable Narrators, Unusual Structures— Oh, My!  with top-selling agent/author Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary, and author K. A. Holt Event Details: Are you tired of writing the same old story in the same old way? Do you ever wish you could embark on an entirely new perspective, find …

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Style and Substance: Break into the Magazine Business

September 24, 2014 – June 04, 2014

Dates of Classes : 9/24, 10/1, 10/8,  10/22, 10/29, 11/5  (6 Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 9pm. Skipping 10/15 as the instructor will be on assignment) Trying to break in to magazine writing can be intimidating and frustrating. How does a writer get a foot in the door? What are editors looking for? How can one get …

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Austin: LitCity


What’s Happening in the Austin Book World, September 12-18

By Jessica Weems The literary events this week feature bold new writing with experienced authors. Debut novels, poetry readings, and even interesting political discussions, the drama never ceases in  Austin, so don’t miss a second of it! Also, be sure to check out some of the Writing Barn classes being offered this year. The Events On Friday, September 12 at 7PM, Book People …

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Lecture Only Spots for Writing Outside the Box, October 9th and 10th.

Join us at The Writing Barn for the Writing Outside the Box lectures on either October 9th, 10th or both. We are thrilled to have top-selling agent and author Ammi-Joan Paquette and her client and friend of The Writing Barn, Austinite author K. A. Holt presenting at our Advanced Writer Workshop Weekend: Writing Outside the …

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Rejecting Rejection with Rachel Wilson

Hello Writing Barn readers. This monday’s Rejecting Rejection post comes to us from YA author Rachel Wilson. Rejection is a re-occurring theme in everyone’s lives, whether it’s external, or self-inflicted. But when fear of rejection keeps you from even trying, it may be time to look in the mirror and realize it isn’t rejection that …

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