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Jan 27

Event Recap: National Readathon Day at The Writing Barn

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Lucky for us, Saturday, January 24th was a nice day with plenty of deer visitors and sun beams to nestle under for National Readathon Day. From 11:30 – 4:00, The Writing Barn opened its doors to Austinites, offering a cozy place for those wanting to spend a Saturday reading, relaxing and drinking coffee. National Readathon …

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Jan 27

Q&A with Theo Pauline Nestor on Memoir Writing and Teaching

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By Lily Angelle The Writing Barn is very excited to welcome memoirist Theo Pauline Nestor March 26-29 for the Memoir Writers’ Intensive: Mastering the Art of Being Yourself on the Page. Nestor is an award-winning instructor who has authored two fantastic memoirs. Don’t miss out on a great chance meet Theo and be among other …

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Jan 16

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials Will you be attending the 2015 Austin SCBWI Working Conference on March 7th and 8th being held at the South Austin Marriott–about a ten to fifteen minute drive from The Writing Barn? Are you traveling with writing friends or your critique group? Would you like to decompress …

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Jan 13

Austin Author Spotlight with Mary Helen Specht

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By Jessica Hincapie The Writing Barn is thrilled to be kicking off the year with our newest program, Austin Author Spotlight, in which each month The Writing Barn will interview a local author about his or her upcoming work, and then later host them for a free Wine and Words event the third Wednesday of …

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Jan 12

Rejecting Rejection with author Lisa Doan

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It’s been a cold winter, but join Lisa Doan as she takes to the sea, in her wonderful Rejecting Rejection piece about all of the misfirings that happen to us writers. The point of writing is to survive the hits and take to the deck again and again until you make it safely back to …

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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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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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