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Date registered: December 4, 2014

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  1. In Media Res: Where Does A Story Begin? — May 5, 2017
  2. A Beautiful Anarchy; WB Book Rec by Nancy Miller Barton — April 26, 2017
  3. Success Story Spotlight with Colleen Paeff — April 19, 2017
  4. Applying the Childhood Development of Middle Graders to Your Work-in-Progress — March 27, 2017
  5. Writing with Pictures; WB Book Rec by Rebekah Manley — February 24, 2017

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May 05

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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Apr 26

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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Apr 19

Success Story Spotlight with Colleen Paeff

Success Story Spotlight Interview with Colleen Paeff 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 with the …

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Mar 27

Applying the Childhood Development of Middle Graders to Your Work-in-Progress

Applying the Childhood Development of Middle Graders to Your Work-in-Progress #WBReflects by Rebekah Junkermeier Remember middle school? I sure do. Braces cemented onto my teeth, the strange sensation of wearing a training bra under my t-shirt, the stomach-churning fear of getting lost on the way to the P.E. locker room, an absurdly heightened awareness of …

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Feb 24

Writing with Pictures; WB Book Rec by Rebekah Manley

Writing with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books by Uri Shulevitz Book Rec by Rebekah Manley Where do you get the best book recommendations? From other writers!  So welcome to a new blog series at The Writing Barn: WB Book Recs. These reviews come from writers deeply engaged in process, content and craft. Today, author …

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Feb 17

Success Story Spotlight with Gloria Amescua

Success Story Spotlight Interview with Gloria Amescua   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 with …

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Feb 14

The Power of Prompts: Sparking Creativity for Fiction Writing

The Power of Prompts: Sparking Creativity for Fiction Writing #WBReflects By Sophie Velasquez Starting a new story of any length or context can be daunting. As writers, we often start with a single concept or idea that we hope to bring to life through the development of characters, setting, plot, conflict, and so on. We …

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Jan 25

The Seventh Wish; WB Book Rec by Erin Lee Golden

THE SEVENTH WISH by Kate Messner Book Rec by Erin Lee Golden  Where do you get the best book recommendations? From other writers!  So welcome to a new blog series at The Writing Barn: WB Book Recs. These reviews come from writers deeply engaged in process, content and craft. Today, author and WB Write, Submit, Support …

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Dec 13

The Importance of Mastering the Middle Grade

With our upcoming intensive Advanced Writer Weekend: Mastering the Middle Grade coming up, the Writing Barn team is excited to be featuring bestselling author Sara Pennypacker to speak about her experience and advice in the children’s book industry. Sara Pennypacker is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of PAX, a story of friendship, love, …

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Oct 26

“The Writing Barn” Poem by Kathleen Burke at Write Away Day

Often our Write Away Day attendees tell us that the place itself inspires their work—the landscape, the buildings, the trees, the deer, and the stone-lined paths. On our last Write Away day, a sudden change in weather inspired several dramatic scenes, and a reflective writing session on the side-porch inspired this poem by local writer …

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