Tag Archive: Austin

Oct 20

Rejecting Rejection with Lynn E. Hazen

Another Monday here at The Writing Barn. Hopefully everyone is having a good day so far, but if you aren’t maybe this week’s blog will cheer you up a little bit. This week’s featured Rejecting Rejection posts comes from author Lynn Hazen. Hopefully this one will make you laugh and gets you through the rest …

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Oct 01

Lecture Spots for Writing Outside the Box, 10/10 and 11.

Join us at The Writing Barn for the Writing Outside the Box lectures on either October 9th, 10th or both. We are thrilled to have top-selling agent and author Ammi-Joan Paquette and her client and friend of The Writing Barn, Austinite author K. A. Holt presenting at our Advanced Writer Workshop Weekend: Writing Outside the …

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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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Jun 23

Rejecting Rejection with Roller Girl and Editor Jodi Egerton


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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