Category Archive: Blog

Apr 14

Rejecting Rejection with author Shawn K. Stout

In this Monday’s Rejecting Rejection, author Shawn K. Stout transports us back to her adolescence and the first time she came face to face with rejection. Christian Slater, Annie Hall, Rejection, and Me (Not Necessarily in That Order) By Shawn K. Stout  Me and rejection? We’re pretty chummy. I mean, the thing has been hanging …

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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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Apr 01

Book talks, signings, and virtual readings from creative director Bethany Hegedus

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Bethany Hegedus, co-owner and creative director here at The Writing Barn. She co-authored a picture book with Arun Gandhi, Grandfather Gandhi, which combines stories from Arun Gandhi’s childhood with stunning visuals (courtesy of illustrator Evan Turk). The book released on March 11, and has since been speculated as a …

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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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Mar 03

Rejecting Rejection with author Nicole Maggi

For today’s Rejecting Rejection post, we welcome Nicole Maggi. She shares with us her journey to publication and how a beloved book helped her at her lowest.   Surviving the Cancelled Contract by Nicole Maggi In the fall of 2010, I had everything: a three-book contract with a Big Five publisher and a brand new …

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Feb 24

Rejecting Rejection with author Betsy Franco

We hope writers look forward to Mondays with us at The Writing Barn. We enjoy sharing them with you. Today novelist, actress, poet, anthologist, mom (to three handsome sons, including actor James Franco), Betsy Franco joins us sharing her tale of publishing perseverance.  Welcome, Betsy. Rejection is My Middle Name (but that’s okay) by Betsy …

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Feb 23

Nikki Loftin Nightingale’s Nest release and after-party at The Writing Barn

Yesterday, author Nikki Loftin launched her latest book, Nightingale’s Nest to a packed crowd of family friends and fans at Austin’s own Book People. Nikki is a rousing presenter and she had us laughing and crying, and leaning forward to hang on her every word.     Nikki thanked her and her children’s treasured teachers, …

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Feb 19

What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday with Cynthia Levinson

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Next up in the What My Last Book Taught Me series is children’s author Cynthia Levinson’s story of her critically acclaimed book, “We’ve Got a Job.” She even received praise from the President of the Children’s Defense Fund, for telling an “incredible story of a key piece of civil rights history.” Join us as she …

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Feb 17

Announcing Our New YouTube Channel

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We’re excited to present our latest online project here at The Writing Barn: our very own channel on YouTube. We’re looking to fill this channel with videos from you! With your help, we’ll post anything from video blogs to book talks to homemade book trailers. We’ll even take dramatic readings of rejection letters or mean …

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