Category Archive: Authors

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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Nov 12

Workshop at The Writing Barn

This last weekend, 30 writers were with us for Francisco X. Stork’s lecture, and 17 for a 2-day workshop of works-in-progress. There is much hubbub the week of an event: ordering food, getting the space ready, finishing logistics and print outs, and payment information. There is much to do during the weekend of the Advanced …

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Oct 22

Craft Talk Tuesday with Amy Rose Capetta, author of Entangled

A few years ago, here in Austin, this old VCFA grad (yes, I mean me) met a young and talented current VCFA student (and now grad). We bonded over all things VCFA, books, vodka slushies (back when Glee was still the show to watch), the Indigo Girls, and while I recommended her for a position …

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Oct 14

An Author Headshot Event: Sam Bond Photography at The Writing Barn

An Author Headshot Event: Sam Bond Photography at The Writing Barn 10202 Wommack Road, Austin 78748 Saturday and Sunday December 7 &  8 Bookings from 9:00 am to 4 pm   Who Needs a Professional Headshot? You Do! Whether you’re a published author with a new book soon to hit the shelves or a writer …

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Sep 30

The Writing Barn, Yellow Bird Editors, and The Typewriter Rodeo at the Austin Teen Books Festival

This last Saturday, Sara Kocek and I, (Bethany Hegedus) hit the Austin Teen Book Festival to promote her College Essay Boot Camp class, and our joint Let Loose!  A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens, both being held at The Writing Barn. Along with us, we toted fliers, a ton of candy, and some incredible word …

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Sep 24

Jumping for Joy! Joy Preble, an attendee at an Advanced Writer Workshop, sells novel!

 Yesterday, here at The Writing Barn we got some thrilling news.  One of the writers who attended our Advanced Writer Workshop series has sold the manuscript that she workshopped at our April event with Sara Zarr.  Congrats, Joy Preble! We’re thrilled and can’t wait for 2015 to add Finding Paris to the Barn book shelves. …

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