Tag Archive: The Writing Barn

Jan 16

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials

Austin SCBWI Working Conference: March 7/8 Lodging Specials Will you be attending the 2015 Austin SCBWI Working Conference on March 7th and 8th being held at the South Austin Marriott–about a ten to fifteen minute drive from The Writing Barn? Are you traveling with writing friends or your critique group? Would you like to decompress …

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Dec 29

Rejecting Rejection with Cory Putman Oakes

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Hope everyone had a jolly holiday. In this week’s rejecting rejection, author Cory Putman Oakes tells us about her many rejections before finally getting to a point where she wanted to be. Cory Putman Oakes has a book coming out in February 2015. “Getting a book published is tough.” -Oakes. Rationalizing Rejection By Cory Putman …

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Dec 22

Rejecting Rejection with Jen White

This week’s Rejecting Rejection with Jen White is all about figuring out what to do with our so-called “Black-Dogs”. White reminds us that even though you might be a writer, writing is never easy. Happy Monday from The Writing Barn!! Have a good week everyone.  How to Make Friends with your Black Dog By Jen …

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Dec 08

Rejecting Rejection with Holly Green

Monday at The Writing Barn, and it’s a cold one. But that’s okay, because we have a new rejecting rejection piece to read while snuggled up by a fire with a cup of coffee. This week’s Rejecting Rejecting with author Holly Green helps us remember that sometimes the most motivating and inspiring aspects of writing …

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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 13

Rejecting Rejection with Jennifer Baker

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Permission Granted by: Jennifer Baker Year 1: I wrote several drafts of a piece for Mikayla. I rejected them all and sat, staring at the new blank document in front of me. What did she want? What did she want? What did she want? Year 2: As soon as I opened a document ready to …

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Sep 09

Rejecting Rejection: The Resurrection of Johnny Cash, with author Greg Neri

We kicked off 2014 with Bethany Hegedus (owner and creative director of The Writing Barn, author) with her 10+ year journey to seeing Grandfather Gandhi published. Today we welcome Greg Neri, author of hard-hitting novels Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty, Surf Mules, Chess Rumble and more with the story behind the story …

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Jun 19

Book Buzz: Beach Reads for the Summer Season

by Jessica Hincapie As someone who grew up in South Florida, the word “summer” brings with it specific images of mosquitoes, heavy rains, and of course… the beach. Despite the rainy days, my friends and I always managed to find time to pack up the car and go to the beach. Everyone has their own …

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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 09

Rejecting Rejection with author Joe Lunievicz

Hey y’all; it’s another Monday, and despite it being summer, there is no shame in having the Monday blues. If you want to read something fun and inspiring, check out this week’s Rejecting Rejection post with author Joe Lunievicz as he gives us a uniquely creative perspective on rejection in the writing world. A Full Canteen and …

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