Tag Archive: Austin

May 05

In Media Res: Where Does A Story Begin?

In Media Res: Where Does A Story Begin? #WBReflects by Jillee Sexton We probably don’t talk about it often enough, but it’s always there, the thing some of us never want to think about: the middle of a story. For some people, myself included, the beginning and end of a project—whether it be a short …

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Mar 27

Applying the Childhood Development of Middle Graders to Your Work-in-Progress

Applying the Childhood Development of Middle Graders to Your Work-in-Progress #WBReflects by Rebekah Junkermeier Remember middle school? I sure do. Braces cemented onto my teeth, the strange sensation of wearing a training bra under my t-shirt, the stomach-churning fear of getting lost on the way to the P.E. locker room, an absurdly heightened awareness of …

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Jan 25

The Seventh Wish; WB Book Rec by Erin Lee Golden

THE SEVENTH WISH by Kate Messner Book Rec by Erin Lee Golden  Where do you get the best book recommendations? From other writers!  So welcome to a new blog series at The Writing Barn: WB Book Recs. These reviews come from writers deeply engaged in process, content and craft. Today, author and WB Write, Submit, Support …

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Sep 08

What’s Going on in the Austin Book World September 8th — September 14th

Lit City: What’s Going on in the Austin Book World September 8th — September 14th This week there are some great opportunities for speaking & signings and book clubs. On September 11th, Bethany Hegedus, creative director, owner & founder of The Writing Barn, will be having a book release party for Be The Change, the latest …

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Oct 22

‘Tis Party Season at The Writing Barn: Book Your Event Now!

Holiday Parties! Corporate Retreats! The Writing Barn has been the chosen venue for number of day and weekend corporate retreats and a variety of parties: bridal showers, baby showers, book launches, craft events, girlfriend-get- togethers and more. Think of us this holiday season. Book your event now! If you are looking for a book-themed space …

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Sep 07

Success Story Spotlight…with Cate Berry

The Kid Lit Community is a tight knit group of talented writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry gurus, alike. When one person is successful it isn’t difficult to celebrate that success as if it were our own. Many times, we here at The Writing Barn aren’t just friends with the writers we meet and teach, but …

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Feb 26

What’s Happening in the Austin Book World February 26-March 5

Hello Everyone I hope all is going well and also, I hope you all had a chance to engage in the Austin Book World this past week. If not that okay there is always this week. This week the Austin Book World has plenty to offer people of all ages. From story time to signings …

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Feb 16

Rejecting Rejection with author Suzy Spencer

  This weeks Rejecting Rejection is from Suzy Spencer.  Whether you’ve been writing for 4 years or 40 years, rejection is inevitable. I’m Tired of Rejection  Oh, sweet rejection, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” … I’m thinking. … I’m still thinking. … “I love thee to the depth and breadth and height …

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Feb 03

Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Mary Helen Specht

by Jessica Hincapie Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Mary Helen Specht This past wednesday The Writing Barn was thrilled to kick off one of its brand new free programming events. Words and Wine Wednesdays coincides with our Austin Author Spotlight Segment, where local featured authors tell us about their upcoming books, and then …

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Jan 13

Austin Author Spotlight with Mary Helen Specht

By Jessica Hincapie The Writing Barn is thrilled to be kicking off the year with our newest program, Austin Author Spotlight, in which each month The Writing Barn will interview a local author about his or her upcoming work, and then later host them for a free Wine and Words event the third Wednesday of …

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