Tag Archive: Sara Kocek

Nov 14

NEW CLASS Ongoing Scene by Scene: Novel Writing Workshop with Sara Kocek

Scene by Scene: A Novel Writing Workshop with Sara Kocek  Tuesday Evenings 7:00-9:00 PM (Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, and March 4) $375 per student ($25 off for WLT and SCBWI members) Writing a novel is an exhilarating and intimidating process with ups, downs, and everything in between. This 6-week …

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Nov 14

NEW CLASS, Winter 2014: From Begun to Done: 10 Problems With Your First Draft and How to Fix Them with Sara Kocek

From Begun to Done: 10 Problems With Your First Draft and How to Fix Them with Sara Kocek  Saturday, January 18 from 10 AM – 4 PM $165 per student (10% off for WLT and SCBWI members) Writing to the end of your first draft exposes all the problems with your dazzling beginning—the flat characters, …

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Sep 30

The Writing Barn, Yellow Bird Editors, and The Typewriter Rodeo at the Austin Teen Books Festival

This last Saturday, Sara Kocek and I, (Bethany Hegedus) hit the Austin Teen Book Festival to promote her College Essay Boot Camp class, and our joint Let Loose!  A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens, both being held at The Writing Barn. Along with us, we toted fliers, a ton of candy, and some incredible word …

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Sep 17

NEW Fall Class: Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

Let Loose! A Creative Writing Workshop for Teens Sunday, November 3 1 – 5 pm Ages 13 – 17 Cost: $115  Spend an afternoon with Austin authors Bethany Hegedus and Sara Kocek. Let loose your creativity while learning tangible tricks of the trade. Short presentations on plot, dialogue, and character building along with interactive in-class exercises will …

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Sep 04

What My Last Book Taught Me Wednesday with debut author, Sara Kocek

The Writing Barn is thrilled to be a stop on the  Sara2 Blog Tour! Today we welcome, Sara Kocek, author of Promise Me Something, a debut novel which is called “Compelling, honest storytelling” in a starred Kirkus review. Bethany, Author & Creative Director at The Writing Barn knew this was true months before Kirkus, as Sara is a core member …

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Oct 02

5 Tips for Writing a Gutsy College Application Essay

A good essay is an essential part of any college application, and The Writing Barn wants to help high school students get into the college of their dreams. This fall, The Writing Barn Presents College Essay Bootcamp, a three-part workshop being held on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays in October and November. Attendance is limited to …

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