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Jun 23

Rejecting Rejection with Roller Girl and Editor Jodi Egerton

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When I moved to Austin for graduate school in 1998, I found myself in a rut. I was working, and teaching, and reading, and writing papers. I was excelling. And I was bored. I joined an improv troupe. Suddenly, six times a weekend, I threw myself on stage and flung myself at the whims of …

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Jun 16

Rejecting Rejection with writer and artist Sue Cleveland

Another Monday means another personal story of overcoming rejection. This week, The Writing Barn welcomes middle grade author Sue Cleveland, who paints us a delightfully vivid, metaphorical interpretation of the writing process. The Pausing Place by Sue Cleveland The Pausing Place: a yawning canyon I come to in that time and space after I have completed …

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Jun 02

Rejecting Rejection with author Lindsey Schiebe

The first Monday in June is here! June! We are halfway through the year which means we have shared 6 months (5 to be exact since this is the beginning of June) of writers sharing with us how they reject rejection.  Some are touching, some make us laugh (hello to Deborah Underwood’s Writer Serenity Prayer) …

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May 05

The Great Greene Heist Challenge

The Writing Barn, owned by author Bethany Hegedus, believes in diverse books. We buy them. We teach with them. We invite diverse writers to speak and teach on craft topics that affect all writers and showcase diverse talents as the talents they are. We would be honored to offer a weekend, 3 day/2 night writing retreat for two …

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Feb 23

Nikki Loftin Nightingale’s Nest release and after-party at The Writing Barn

Yesterday, author Nikki Loftin launched her latest book, Nightingale’s Nest to a packed crowd of family friends and fans at Austin’s own Book People. Nikki is a rousing presenter and she had us laughing and crying, and leaning forward to hang on her every word.     Nikki thanked her and her children’s treasured teachers, …

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Jan 19

The Writing Barn: Intern Opportunities

Intern Positions at The Writing Barn Have an interest in Arts Management or Social Media/Pr? Want to meet award-winning authors? Want to see your creative ideas come to fruition? We’d love to have you join our team at The Writing Barn, for a 3-6 month commitment (will adhere to college intern program needs).   Social …

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Nov 24

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A Deeper Understanding and Draft, Draft, Drafting

Perfecting the Picture Book II: A 6 Week Class with Author & Writing Barn Founder, Bethany Hegedus Tuesday nights: January 7, 14, 21, 28 and February 4, and 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Perfecting the picture book is not an easy task . In 500 words or less, an author must convey character, setting, …

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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 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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