Book Elves Boot Camp: The NaNoWriMo Workshop
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
BOOK ELVES BOOT CAMP OCTOBER WORKSHOP
Book Elves Boot Camp is a monthly lunch and learn workshop series for speakers, writers and those who want to be writers. Each month features a different topic presented by an industry expert. Lunch is included.
Speakers: David Umstattd & Thomas Umstattd, Jr. | Author Media
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual internet-based creative writing project that takes place every November. Participants are challenged to write 50,000 words of a new novel between November 1 and 30.
This workshop will cover several tips for NaNoWriMo success, including:
- How to write first drafts
- How to write quickly
- How to overcome writer's block
- What to do once you've finished your novel
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: David Umstattd & Thomas Umstattd, Jr.
David Umstattd is a 7th generation Austinite who’s been writing fictions since he was eight. He started his writing career in earnest when he was sixteen and in the last nine years has written approximately 800,000 words of fiction, all while earning the rank of Eagle Scout, graduating from high school, and earning a degree in marketing at Baylor University. He’s a three-time NaNoWriMo winner, has written five first drafts, and owns an extensive Lord of the Rings trading card collection.
Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at only 16 years old. He has been helping authors and small businesses use the web ever since. Thomas currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world changers.