Category Archive: Books

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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Oct 28

Francisco X Stork, Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue LECTURE ONLY spots $75.

The Writing Barn Presents:  The November Advanced Writer Workshop Weekend, Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue with award winning author Francisco X. Stork is sold-out! 16 writers from all across the country (Illinois, Colorado, Maine, and of course, Texas) are gearing up to hear Francisco lecture and have their pieces worshopped by him and the other fine …

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Sep 30

The Writing Barn, Yellow Bird Editors, and The Typewriter Rodeo at the Austin Teen Books Festival

This last Saturday, Sara Kocek and I, (Bethany Hegedus) hit the Austin Teen Book Festival to promote her College Essay Boot Camp class, and our joint Let Loose!  A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens, both being held at The Writing Barn. Along with us, we toted fliers, a ton of candy, and some incredible word …

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Sep 23

Event Recap: Triple Threat, Triple the Ah-ha’s with authors Kathi Appelt, Susan Fletcher, and Uma Krishnaswami

It was triple the fun at The Writing Barn on Saturday, September 14th when award winning authors, Kathi Appelt, Uma Krishnaswami, and Susan Fletcher joined us for a morning series of lectures and exercises on voice and character. As each author was celebrating a new release, the triple threat team kicked off the event with …

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