Bethany Hegedus, Author of
The Truth with a Capital T and Between Us Baxter
Bethany offers one-on-one private teaching for beginning through advanced writers. Her instruction consists of:
- A full read and assessment of current work in progress
- An editorial feedback letter
- Tailor-made reading assignments and writing assignments
- Monthly review of work
- Advice on whom to send to in the publishing world, if work is at the sellable stage
- A 1 hour in-person session at The Writing Barn each month for students who live in Austin, a Skype session for those who do not or cannot easily travel to Austin.
Take Your Writing to the Next Level
Here’s what some of her students have said about Bethany‘s teaching:
“Bethany was the first person who could identify what my challenging novel needed.”
“By the time I started working with Bethany, I’d already struggled with my manuscript for a few years. Bethany immediately identified what it needed and gave me portions of writing books, essays, and examples to read, in addition to her own editorial feedback. With Bethany’s guidance, I did my best work, and my book became the book I’d always wanted, but didn’t know how to write.
Recently, I was lucky enough to have offers of representation from three agents on the manuscript Bethany and I worked on, something I didn’t expect and wasn’t prepared for. Even though we’d finished working together months ago, Bethany helped me identify exactly what I wanted in an agent and navigate my communications during the selection process. Working with Bethany was the best decision I could have made for my writing career.”
“It’s not an exaggeration to say Bethany completely changed my professional life; I feel so very lucky to have had her as a mentor.
Not every writer is a great mentor, but Bethany has several unique gifts I’ve never had in another teacher: she works by aligning each individual’s unique vision with what his or her story is trying to become, regardless of genre. She empowers her mentees to trust their own instincts, as well as offering invaluable exercises/feedback to help her students better understand craft and story structure. Working with Bethany, I found myself developing much deeper relationships with my characters, and with my complicated story itself; I began to understand what it really means to build a story and to trust myself as an author.
Lastly, she is savvy about helping her students navigate the agent search/contract offer process. I’m truly so grateful.”
- Salima Alikhan
For information about costs for private instruction, please email Bethany at email@example.com.