Tag Archive: creativity

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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Feb 14

The Power of Prompts: Sparking Creativity for Fiction Writing

The Power of Prompts: Sparking Creativity for Fiction Writing #WBReflects By Sophie Velasquez Starting a new story of any length or context can be daunting. As writers, we often start with a single concept or idea that we hope to bring to life through the development of characters, setting, plot, conflict, and so on. We …

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May 31

Event Recap: Words and Wine Wednesday with Typewriter Rodeo & Carin Channing

Our last Words & Wine was met with the sounds of scratching markers and typewriter keys flying fast. Typewriter Rodeo poets David and Sean as well as author/doodler Carin Channing joined our Words & Wine attendees for a night full of fun and creativity. The evening kicked off with some wine and cheese, as well as …

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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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Jan 29

Yes, and…Playing on the Page

Last Saturday, we welcomed Jodi Egerton, of Write Good Consulting, to The Writing Barn for a morning of creativity inducing, laughter generating, page-producing fun. Jodi, a Ph. D in English from the University of Texas is also an improv master, performing most recently with The Pie and Ear Show. Jodi combined her teaching talents, honed …

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