short story writer & novelist, 
                speaker & writing teacher

 

For Barrett's Fiction Writing students, here is a link to the textbook:
The Making of a Story










Writing • Teaching • Literary Musings

 

News:

Barrett will be at Sewanee this summer!
And Breadloaf yipee!


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Hunger Mountain
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The Real World of the Writing Life at The Missouri Review blog



Barrett has two craft essays in the aptly named Firsts issue:

7 Ways to Seduce Your Reader

&

Love at First Sight: Agents and Editors on Irresistible Beginnings

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