Category Archive: Blog

Jun 16

Strange Bedfellows: Structure and The Muse

Strange Bedfellows: Structure and The Muse #WBReflects by Sonny Regelman   In Elizabeth Gilbert’s ode to creativity, Big Magic, she describes poet Ruth Stone hearing a poem coming towards her as she worked in the fields of rural Virginia, then rushing to the house to write it down before it moved beyond her. Reading this …

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May 26

Success Story Spotlight with Sarah Glenn Fortson

Success Story Spotlight Interview with Sarah Glenn Fortson   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 …

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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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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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Sep 29

Event Recap: Words and Wine with Amy Gentry

The Writing Barn had a revealing and exciting evening on Wednesday with debut author Amy Gentry at our Words and Wine event. Amy has written book reviews, cultural criticism, and even a fashion column, but is now taking on the fiction world with her first thriller, Good as Gone. Attendees became privy to the development …

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May 05

Austin Author Spotlight Interview with Carin Channing

This month, The Writing Barn is thrilled to feature Carin Channing, writer, doodler, meditator, WB regular and more as we talk about her book, 365 Days of Doodling: Discovering the Joys of Being Creative Every Day. And don’t forget to come to The Writing Barn, Wednesday May 25th, 7:30 – 9:00, for our monthly Words …

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Mar 10

Success Story with… Jason Gallaher

The Kid Lit 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 writers we meet and teach, but …

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