Category Archive: Workshop

Jan 06

Scholarship Available for our Upcoming Advanced Writer Weekend (SCBWI Members ONLY)

We are thrilled to offer the Funny Friends $500 scholarship sponsored by author Crystal Allen to honor her mentor Donna Gehpart who is teaching with us at The Writing Barn during the Mastering the Middle Grade Advanced Writer Workshop. DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, January 14th   We will be taking applications over the next two weeks. Please …

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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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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 24

Jumping for Joy! Joy Preble, an attendee at an Advanced Writer Workshop, sells novel!

 Yesterday, here at The Writing Barn we got some thrilling news.  One of the writers who attended our Advanced Writer Workshop series has sold the manuscript that she workshopped at our April event with Sara Zarr.  Congrats, Joy Preble! We’re thrilled and can’t wait for 2015 to add Finding Paris to the Barn book shelves. …

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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 06

Meet Your Instructor: Hollywood Veteran Screenwriter, Michael B. Druxman

Today,  a few weeks before his Sept. 21st morning class here at The Writing Barn,we invite you to get to know The Art of Storytelling instructor, veteran Hollywood screenwriter, Michael B. Druxman a bit better.  Thank you to Michael, for taking the time out of his schedule to have a sit-down chit chat with us. …

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