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Sep 29

Rejecting Rejection with Rachel Wilson

Hello Writing Barn readers. This monday’s Rejecting Rejection post comes to us from YA author Rachel Wilson. Rejection is a re-occurring theme in everyone’s lives, whether it’s external, or self-inflicted. But when fear of rejection keeps you from even trying, it may be time to look in the mirror and realize it isn’t rejection that …

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Sep 01

Rejecting Rejection with Lindsey Lane

It’s Labor Day Monday here at The Writing Barn. For those of you lucky enough to have the day off, and for those of you who are back at work looking for a well needed distraction, check out young adult author Lindsey Lane’s Rejecting Rejection Post. This one will definitely give you that extra push …

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Aug 05

Full Novel Revision Week Schedule

It’s almost time for the Full Novel Revision Week: YA, MG and More. Our participants have received their full novel feedback from their esteemed mentors–feedback letters and full novels with track changes and comments. Manuscripts are printing and bags are being packed. Check out the jam packed week of lectures, quiet revision time, visiting writers, …

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Aug 04

Rejecting Rejection with author Michael Noll

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by Michael Noll When I began my MFA program, I thought everyone would know more about books and writing than me. My high school graduating class in rural Kansas had 86 students, making us by far the largest class and largest city on Highway 36. In neighboring counties, there were schools with classes of a …

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Jul 22

Rejecting Rejection with poet and author E. Kristin Anderson

by E. Kristin Anderson I have a shoebox full of rejections. The shoebox once contained my favorite sneakers – a pair of PF Flyers that I bought when I first moved to New York in 2006. I’m sad to report that the sneakers are no longer with us. The rejections, however? I have every single …

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Jul 14

Rejecting Rejection with author I.W Gregorio

It’s another Monday morning at The Writing Barn and the summer is just flying by. This week’s Rejecting Rejection comes to us from surgeon by day/YA author by night, I.W Gregorio. Her inspiring post celebrates the need for diversity in the literary community. Read more to find out about her book that’s coming out early …

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May 19

Rejecting Rejection with author Deborah Underwood

It’s another Monday at The Writing Barn, which means another uplifting post about dealing with rejection. Whether your piece still isn’t quite working,  or it’s working perfectly but just hasn’t found the right home, rejection can sting. Deborah Underwood shares her experience with us in this week’s Rejecting Rejection, and shows us how rejections, in …

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Apr 23

Austin Statesman Article on Grandfather Gandhi

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This past Friday, the Austin American-Statesman published an article featuring The Writing Barn’s owner and creative director, Bethany Hegedus. The article discussed her new children’s book, Grandfather Gandhi, inspired by events told by Gandhi’s own grandson, Arun Gandhi. The book is out now. You can purchase it at Book People. It is a great read for …

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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 around me …

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Apr 01

Week One of Donna Johnson’s Elements of Memoir Workshop

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One of the great perks of being an intern at The Writing Barn is getting to meet all kinds of successful writers. This past week was no exception as I got to sit in on the first Elements of Memoir Workshop with the talented Donna Johnson. Donna Johnson is the author of the critically acclaimed …

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