Category Archive: Authors

Sep 01

Rejecting Rejection with Lindsey Lane

It’s Labor Day Monday here at The Writing Barn. For those of you lucky enough to have the day off, and for those of you who are back at work looking for a well needed distraction, check out young adult author Lindsey Lane’s Rejecting Rejection Post. This one will definitely give you that extra push …

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Jun 30

Rejecting Rejection with author Janet Fox

In this Monday’s Rejecting Rejection, award-winning author Janet Fox describes her journey up the ladder to a successful writing career, and how the best way to deal with rejection is to use it in whichever way gets you one step further up that ladder. Using Rejection as a Rung in Your Ladder to Success by Janet …

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Jun 10

Book Buzz: Interview with Austin Kleon

by Gardiner Brown A couple of weeks ago, while perusing Book People (greatest local book store in the state of Texas), I came across a book of blackout poems: Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon. Now, the blackout poem is a form of poetry wherein the writer takes an already written text (like a newspaper) and …

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Apr 29

Interview with Sonya Feher of “Room to Write”

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This week, The Writing Barn sat down with author and professional organizer Sonya Feher as she discussed her writing background, how she came upon a career in organizing, her preference for wine, and her upcoming class at The Writing Barn entitled Room to Write: Creating Room for Writing in your Space, Time, and Mind. Read …

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Apr 22

Rejecting Rejection with Shellie Faught

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In this week’s Rejecting Rejection, YA writer Shellie Faught shares her story about rejection coming from one of the most important places in your life: your family. Read on to see how Faught not only dealt with that rejection, but was able to find her voice in her writing because of it. Accept Yourself and …

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Apr 15

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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Apr 02

First new video up on our YouTube channel!

For our YouTube debut, we’ve put together a few clips of some recent guests at The Writing Barn. On March 22, Nikki Loftin’s release of her novel Nightingale’s Nest brought in several first-time visitors. In this short video, we ask these guests their initial impressions of the Barn.     Be sure to check back …

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Mar 31

Rejecting Rejection with author Paige Britt

This Monday’s Rejecting Rejection with author Paige Britt takes us back to the roots of writing, and reminds us that the product is never as important as the process. “No” is a word. You can walk right through. by Paige Britt “No writing is a waste of time – no creative work where the feelings, …

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Mar 27

Jeff Crosby’s “Rockabilly Goats Gruff” Release Party

Last Saturday, the Barn turned to into the Shimmy Shack for the release of Jeff Crosby’s new children’s book, The Rockabilly Goats Gruff! The release turned an overcast weekend afternoon into a kid-friendly, extremely rockabilly event. Jeff read his book to kids, adults and everywhere in between–with live accompaniment from local rockabilly band Ruby Dee and …

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Jan 27

Rejecting Rejection with author Joy Preble

Today, the ALA awards were announced. We in kid lit are buzzing over the big winners, the surprises, the near misses and what it all means. Awards are lovely. They truly are, but what we writers really have to hang our hats on is process. Every day. Day in and day out. So, welcome to …

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