Category Archive: Classes

Nov 24

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A Deeper Understanding and Draft, Draft, Drafting

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A 6 Week Class with Author & Writing Barn Founder, Bethany Hegedus Tuesday nights: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, and 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Perfecting the picture book is not an easy task . In 500 words or less, an author must convey character, setting, …

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Nov 21

Thoughts, Gestures, and Dialogue with Francisco X. Stork, event recap

This year’s Writing Barn Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop series came to a close with the Thoughts, Gestures and Dialogue with award-winning writer Francisco X. Stork. It was an eye-opening illuminating weekend for all. In the feedback survey of the event, participant Sue Cleveland wrote of her experience: “I came away from the weekend inspired, embraced, honored, …

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Nov 14

NEW CLASS Ongoing Scene by Scene: Novel Writing Workshop with Sara Kocek

Scene by Scene: A Novel Writing Workshop with Sara Kocek  Tuesday Evenings 7:00-9:00 PM (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 4) $375 per student ($25 off for WLT and SCBWI members) Writing a novel is an exhilarating and intimidating process with ups, downs, and everything in between. This 6-week …

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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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Sep 17

NEW Fall Class: Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens Sunday, November 3 1 – 5 pm Ages 13 – 17 Cost: $115  Spend an afternoon with Austin authors Bethany Hegedus and Sara Kocek. Let loose your creativity while learning tangible tricks of the trade. Short presentations on plot, dialogue, and character building along with interactive in-class exercises will …

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Aug 17

NEW CLASS! Read to Write Workshop with Michael Noll

Read to Write Workshop When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2-6 pm Cost: Sliding Scale, $85-150 To register:  email michaelnoll1 at gmail.com Have you ever started a story and stopped after three pages? Or quit a novel after 70 pages? Maybe you’ve worked at creating a character and never quite figured him or her out. Or you’ve got …

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Aug 13

NEW CLASS! Triple Threat: Voice & Character with Kathi Appelt, Susan Fletcher, and Uma Krishnaswami

Triple Threat Voice & Character A morning of lecture and exercises with Kathi Appelt,  Susan Fletcher, Uma Krishnaswami and a cast of their characters When: Saturday, September 14th from 9 am to 1pm Cost: $125 (which includes the cost of hardcover new releases by each of the visiting presenters,a $56.00 value, in support of Austin’s indie …

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