Category Archive: Authors

Mar 17

Writing Barn Austin Author Spotlight Authors Shine in the New York Times

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The Writing Barn just has to brag on some amazing local authors who’ve recently been featured in The New York Times’ Sunday Book Review.  Mary Helen Specht visited The Writing Barn in January as the guest author for our debut program, Words and Wine Wednesdays. She read aloud an excerpt from Migratory Animals, followed by a Q&A …

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Mar 10

Austin Author Spotlight with Natalia Sylvester

March is officially Natalia Sylvester month at The Writing Barn, and we couldn’t be more excited! Sylvester is a talented author with a critically acclaimed debut book, Chasing the Sun, now under her belt. She has an upcoming 6-week class at The Writing Barn, Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel, that starts on March 31st. In addition to …

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Mar 03

Rejecting Rejection with author Liz Czukas

This weeks Rejecting Rejection is from Liz Czukas. She talks about rejection and never giving up because of rejection. Just because a piece has been rejected does not mean that it is not good. It could simply mean that it is not the right time for the type or writing. Liz Czukas did not give …

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Feb 25

Q&A with Upcoming 6-Week Class Instructor Natalia Sylvester

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The Writing Barn is pleased to welcome Natalia Sylvester, author of critically acclaimed novel Chasing the Sun, for a six-week class, Writing a Literary, Page-Turning Novel. Are you stuck in a manuscript, unable to move forward? Bring ten pages of a manuscript to this class and be ready get some helpful peer editing, notes for revision and …

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Feb 17

Upcoming Words and Wine Wednesdays

Words and Wine Wednesdays at The Writing Barn are free to attend, and serve as a great weeknight social function to meet new people, bask in the atmosphere of great literature, and have the chance to ask questions, get a book signed or linger by the wine and cheese. Typically the last Wednesday of each month, …

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Feb 16

Rejecting Rejection with author Suzy Spencer

  This weeks Rejecting Rejection is from Suzy Spencer.  Whether you’ve been writing for 4 years or 40 years, rejection is inevitable. I’m Tired of Rejection  Oh, sweet rejection, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” … I’m thinking. … I’m still thinking. … “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height …

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Jan 13

Austin Author Spotlight with Mary Helen Specht

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By Jessica Hincapie The Writing Barn is thrilled to be kicking off the year with our newest program, Austin Author Spotlight, in which each month The Writing Barn will interview a local author about his or her upcoming work, and then later host them for a free Wine and Words event the third Wednesday of …

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Jan 12

Rejecting Rejection with author Lisa Doan

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It’s been a cold winter, but join Lisa Doan as she takes to the sea, in her wonderful Rejecting Rejection piece about all of the misfirings that happen to us writers. The point of writing is to survive the hits and take to the deck again and again until you make it safely back to …

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Dec 29

Rejecting Rejection with Cory Putman Oakes

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Hope everyone had a jolly holiday. In this week’s rejecting rejection, author Cory Putman Oakes tells us about her many rejections before finally getting to a point where she wanted to be. Cory Putman Oakes has a book coming out in February 2015. “Getting a book published is tough.” -Oakes. Rationalizing Rejection By Cory Putman …

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Dec 22

Rejecting Rejection with Jen White

This week’s Rejecting Rejection with Jen White is all about figuring out what to do with our so-called “Black-Dogs”. White reminds us that even though you might be a writer, writing is never easy. Happy Monday from The Writing Barn!! Have a good week everyone.  How to Make Friends with your Black Dog By Jen …

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