Category Archive: Blog

Dec 16

Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian, SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE & THE LONG GAME, LECTURE ONLY spots $100 OR $175 for Both Lectures

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The Writing Barn presents: The Art of the Sale: with best-selling authors Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian January 8-11, 2015. A lecture only coupling will take place January 9-10, with two different lecture options, and there are a limited number of seats for each! Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian aren’t just BFFs. They’re also bestselling YA novelists …

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Dec 15

Rejecting Rejection with Elizabeth White

This week’s Rejecting Rejection is a unique piece that brings a new light to the art of writing. Elizabeth White-Olsen shares her two passions with us, in this enlightening piece about Birds and Words. Whether you believe it or not, the two have a lot in common. Read Olsen’s piece to find out how. Birds …

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Dec 08

Rejecting Rejection with Holly Green

Monday at The Writing Barn, and it’s a cold one. But that’s okay, because we have a new rejecting rejection piece to read while snuggled up by a fire with a cup of coffee. This week’s Rejecting Rejecting with author Holly Green helps us remember that sometimes the most motivating and inspiring aspects of writing …

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Dec 02

Rejecting Rejection with author Carmen Oliver

It’s the beginning of another week, and hopefully everyone is recouping from a food filled Thanksgiving. As we start work and school after the holidays, it’s always nice to be greeted with some inspiring words of wisdom to help us through the busy week. This week’s inspiring Rejecting Rejection comes to us from author, Carmen …

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Nov 24

Rejecting Rejection with Donna Janell Bowman

In this week’s Rejecting Rejection, author Donna Janell Bowman reminds us that rejection is just an investment in our own success. Each one gets us that much closer to achieving our goals. Happy Monday from everyone here at The Writing Barn!   Ya Gotta Pay Your Dues  by Donna Janell Bowman The dreaded R-word! As …

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Nov 17

Rejecting Rejection with Amy Rose Capetta

Today’s Rejecting Rejection is what this series is all about: examining where we tell ourselves no–sometimes before the world even has a chance–and being brave enough to remedy that. Our contributor, Amy Rose Capetta is fearless. She is fearless in her craft: taking on characters who face their fears whether their futures be hurtling through …

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Nov 10

Rejecting Rejection with Anne Bustard

This week’s Rejecting Rejection highlights the importance of a writing community. Sometimes support from the people who understand best is all it takes to get those writing juices flowing and motivate you to continue pursuing your dream. Anyone who has spent a weekend alongside fellow writers at the Writing Barn can definitely vouch for this! …

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Nov 03

Rejecting Rejection with Jennifer Wolf Kam

We hope this Rejecting Rejection starts your morning off right. Rejection comes in all shapes and sizes and writers seem to get the biggest piece. So here is a little something to make the sting laughable and to help you through those moments where giving up feels like an option. Thanks Jennifer! Grit and Chocolate …

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Oct 20

Rejecting Rejection with Lynn E. Hazen

Another Monday here at The Writing Barn. Hopefully everyone is having a good day so far, but if you aren’t maybe this week’s blog will cheer you up a little bit. This week’s featured Rejecting Rejection posts comes from author Lynn Hazen. Hopefully this one will make you laugh and gets you through the rest …

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Oct 13

Rejecting Rejection with Jennifer Baker

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Permission Granted by: Jennifer Baker Year 1: I wrote several drafts of a piece for Mikayla. I rejected them all and sat, staring at the new blank document in front of me. What did she want? What did she want? What did she want? Year 2: As soon as I opened a document ready to …

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