Category Archive: Books

Dec 16

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


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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Jun 30

Rejecting Rejection with author Janet Fox

In this Monday’s Rejecting Rejection, award-winning author Janet Fox describes her journey up the ladder to a successful writing career, and how the best way to deal with rejection is to use it in whichever way gets you one step further up that ladder. Using Rejection as a Rung in Your Ladder to Success by Janet …

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May 28

Book Buzz: My Summer Reading List

by Jenna Jaco Reading lists are probably my favorite part of summer. I love filling a post-it (or two) with books I want to read, and slowly crossing the titles off as September approaches. I keep book lists throughout the year, but for some reason my summer reading agenda always seems more imminent and exciting. …

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May 05

Rejecting Rejection with author Sarah Sullivan

“It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to introduce one of our Rejecting Rejection guest bloggers, but as the WB interns are dealing with finals, I have the good fortune of being the one to welcome author Sarah Sullivan to the series today. When Sarah’s piece came in, I read it right then. …

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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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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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Jan 13

Rejecting Rejection with author Cori McCarthy

It’s Monday and that means it is time for another Rejecting Rejection: Saying Yes to Yourself When the World Says No blog post. Today, we have with us the one and only Cori McCarthy. Cori’s essay will make you laugh, make you think, and make you praise the heavens that be that the the no’s she …

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Nov 14

NEW CLASS, Winter 2014: From Begun to Done: 10 Problems With Your First Draft and How to Fix Them with Sara Kocek

From Begun to Done: 10 Problems With Your First Draft and How to Fix Them with Sara Kocek  Saturday, January 18 from 10 AM – 4 PM $165 per student (10% off for WLT and SCBWI members) Writing to the end of your first draft exposes all the problems with your dazzling beginning—the flat characters, …

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