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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 …

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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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Mar 24

Rejecting Rejection with author Lyn Miller-Lachmann

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This Monday’s Rejecting Rejection is a beautiful homage to the relationship between author and publisher that shows just how far the people who believe in your book can take you. Join author Lyn Miller-Lachmann in celebrating the life of her beloved publisher, who made all of the rejection worth it.  When a Publisher Dies by Lyn …

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Mar 17

Rejecting Rejection with author Janet Gurtler

Hey everyone! It’s time again for our favorite part of Monday mornings. In this week’s blog about Rejecting Rejection: How to Say Yes to Yourself When the World Says No, author Janet Gurtler talks about her long term relationship with rejection and how it ultimately led her to publishing her first novel.  Getting Schooled in the Art …

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Mar 10

Rejecting Rejection with author Sarah Aronson

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This week’s Rejecting Rejection Post comes from author Sarah Aronson and demonstrates just how lucky a writer is to receive a rejection, even if it doesn’t always seem that way at first. For this week, take a page out of Aronson’s playbook and celebrate your rejections as a sign of trying, which is a triumph …

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Feb 10

Rejecting Rejection with author Betsy Devany

Hope everyone is keeping warm on these cold months. In this week’s installment of Rejecting Rejection: How to Say Yes to Yourself When the World Says No, author Betsy Devany turns cold Rejection into a warm cup of coffee, by showing us that rejection, much like winter, does not last forever.   Rejection from a …

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Feb 03

Rejecting Rejection with author Linden McNeilly

It’s our 5th installment of our yearly blog series on Rejecting Rejection: How to Say Yes to Yourself When the World Says No. Winter has been bleak this year–no matter where you live, so today we offer more Monday inspiration, not only to get us to the page, but to get our “exceptional stories” out …

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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 11

Personal Post: 9/11

Today is the 12th anniversary of 9/11. As I currently don’t have a personal blog, I am sharing a poem I wrote in the days after 9/11 about my experiences that day. I am not a poet. The poem was never meant to be published but this year as I searched my soul on how …

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