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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


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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Jun 04

Book Buzz: Review of All the Light We Cannot See

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Jessica Weems Okay, so I did the thing you are never supposed to do. I judged a book by its cover, fell in love with the title, and bought the first book I saw in Barnes & Noble. Sue me. To start, “All the Light We …

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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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