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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Words & Wine with Misha Maynerick Blaise!

May 24, 2017 – May 24, 2017

Join us May 24th at The Writing Barn from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM for another great Words and Wine Wednesday, featuring author and illustrator Misha Maynerick Blaise. Typically the last Wednesday of each month, we open the Barn doors for everyone in the local literary community to venture out to our neck of the woods and join …

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Latest Blogs

In Media Res: Where Does A Story Begin?

In Media Res: Where Does A Story Begin? #WBReflects by Jillee Sexton We probably don’t talk about it often enough, but it’s always there, the thing some of us never want to think about: the middle of a story. For some people, myself included, the beginning and end of a project—whether it be a short …

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A Beautiful Anarchy; WB Book Rec by Nancy Miller Barton

A Beautiful Anarchy: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created by David duChemin Book Rec by Nancy Miller Barton With apologies to authors and booksellers everywhere – I have a confession.  I find that I do my best reading on craft books while still in the bookstore. Once I buy the book that seemed so appealing …

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