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Jan 27

Event Recap: National Readathon Day at The Writing Barn

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Lucky for us, Saturday, January 24th was a nice day with plenty of deer visitors and sun beams to nestle under for National Readathon Day. From 11:30 – 4:00, The Writing Barn opened its doors to Austinites, offering a cozy place for those wanting to spend a Saturday reading, relaxing and drinking coffee. National Readathon …

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Jan 16

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials Will you be attending the 2015 Austin SCBWI Working Conference on March 7th and 8th being held at the South Austin Marriott–about a ten to fifteen minute drive from The Writing Barn? Are you traveling with writing friends or your critique group? Would you like to decompress …

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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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Jan 02

January Free Programming at The Writing Barn

Happy 2015 from The Writing Barn! We’re so excited to kick off the new year with some awesome FREE programming.   National Readathon Day was declared January 24th by The National Book Foundation, GoodReads,Mashable and Penguin Random House, its mission being to expand and nourish a nation of readers and help fund endeavors to educate, tutor …

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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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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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