Beth Barany

Beth coaches and teaches writers and those who want to write. She's done so in two of her favorite places in the world (so far): the San Francisco Bay Area and Paris, France. Raised in Sonoma County, California, Beth knew she wanted to be a writer from a young age, and started at age 7 by writing her first book about her family's cats with her brother. Beth started teaching writing by teaching it to ESL students in Oakland, California. Soon, they were surprised to be writing short stories in their new English-language skills, and most importantly, they were enjoying it. (Well, most of them were.) Determined to get published, Beth published her first journalism article in the Paris Free Voice while she was living in the City of Lights in the early 1990s. It only took four tries and five rewrites! From working in journalism for 15 years, Beth switched her focus to fiction, and now writes fantasy and science fiction. She currently has a young adult fantasy novel under consideration by agents and editors. On her off-hours, Beth enjoys the outdoors, gardens, watches movies, and reads! Beth is married to singer/song-writer and high school physics teacher, Ezra Barany.

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  • Ien Nivens

    Wow. What a wet blanket she is, huh?

  • Beth Barany

    Yeah! White bear is a wet blanket!

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  • Beth Barany

    Fabienne, Thanks for linking here. Just to be clear, I didn’t make this video. I’m a fan of it, so thought I’d post it here in my Sunday video series.

  • David

    Hi there,

    I wrote the So You Want to Write a Novel video, and I just wanted to thank you for posting it on your blog. I’m so glad you and your readers enjoyed it!

  • Beth Barany

    Hey David, Thanks for stopping by! We love your video! Let me know when/if you create a new video for authors, and can post it here, if it’s as funny as the first. {Oh! The Pressure!}