Category Archive: The Writing Barn

Apr 22

Rejecting Rejection with Shellie Faught

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In this week’s Rejecting Rejection, YA writer Shellie Faught shares her story about rejection coming from one of the most important places in your life; your family. Read on to see how Faught not only dealt with that rejection, but was able to find her voice in her writing because of it. Accept Yourself and …

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Apr 14

Rejecting Rejection with author Shawn K. Stout

In this Monday’s Rejecting Rejection, author Shawn K. Stout transports us back to her adolescence and the first time she came face to face with rejection. Christian Slater, Annie Hall, Rejection, and Me (Not Necessarily in That Order) By Shawn K. Stout  Me and rejection? We’re pretty chummy. I mean, the thing has been hanging …

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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 27

Rejecting Rejection with author Joy Preble

Today, the ALA awards were announced. We in kid lit are buzzing over the big winners, the surprises, the near misses and what it all means. Awards are lovely. They truly are, but what we writers really have to hang our hats on is process. Every day. Day in and day out. So, welcome to …

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Jan 19

The Writing Barn: Intern Opportunities

Intern Positions at The Writing Barn Have an interest in Arts Management or Social Media/Pr? Want to meet award-winning authors? Want to see your creative ideas come to fruition? We’d love to have you join our team at The Writing Barn, for a 3-6 month commitment (will adhere to college intern program needs).   Social …

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Jan 06

2014 Blog Series: Rejecting Rejection, Saying Yes to Yourself When the World Says No

Welcome to the first of a new blog series, Rejecting Rejection, Saying Yes to Yourself When the World Says No. Join us every other Monday, as writers at various career points share how they deal with the inevitable as a writer and creative: rejection. Today we welcome Writing Barn owner and author, Bethany Hegedus, to …

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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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