Category Archive: Writing Retreats

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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Jun 09

Summer 2015 Retreat Specials

Calling all Creatives—In and Out of the Lonestar State! It’s summer, which means the kids are home from school, the days are long, and the writing projects get pushed to the side. Don’t let the summer slip by without making strides in your creative endeavors! As a thank you to our regular customers, both NEAR AND …

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Apr 12

Full Novel Revision Week at The Writing Barn

It’s that time of year again, when the Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes begin to pop up to signal the coming of spring, and also the coming of The Writing Barn’s annual Full Novel Revision Week! Get ready for a week of intensive full manuscript revision! Hear about what to expect from former faculty authors Shana …

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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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Jun 02

Writing Barn Rave from National Book Award Finalist Sara Zara, on Teaching at The Writing Barn

A Writing Barn rave from National Book Award finalist, Sara Zarr about her time teaching with us here at The Writing Barn: “‘A writer I like, Frederick Buechner, says that a personal calling is “where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’ Most writers I know deeply hunger for a beautiful space and …

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May 07

Craft Talk Tuesday with Carol Brendler

Welcome to Craft Talk Tuesday! Once or twice a month, The Writing Barn, will be posting in-depth essays on craft issues on Tuesday’s–waalah–that’s how we came up with the CTT title.  On opposite weeks from CTT, we will be hosting What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday’s, where authors will be sharing personal and professional …

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Apr 14

A Writer’s Delight: A Writing Barn Retreat

My friend Bonnie contacted me last winter and asked if I would like to join her on a writer’s retreat at The Writing Barn in the Spring. Being thoroughly enthused about an opportunity to get away, have uninterrupted quiet time and visit Austin, TX, I immediately replied, “Yes.” From January through March, I plowed through my …

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Sep 18

Take Off and Write: Planning a Weekend Retreat For Your Writing Group

As you know, we at The Writing Barn are all about making time for your writing in a wonderful, calming, creative space. That’s why, we’re offering a 20% discount for a September weekend booking. Up to four can sleep in the Writing Barn, and another seven in the Cabin on the property. And it’s easy …

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Sep 06

Organizational Tips for Your Writing Retreat

Although The Writing Barn is the perfect place for a fairy tale wedding or party, it was conceived as a place to celebrate books. Owner and author Bethany Hegedus knows what’s needed for a good writing space and created the Barn with her wishes in mind, transforming it into the perfect place to rest, rejuvenate and …

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