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The NaNoWriMo Workshop – October 16th

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is an annual writing event where authors are challenged to complete a 50,000 word novel between November 1st and November 30th. Writers from around the world participate in this exciting and fast-paced contest.

Three-time NaNoWriMo Winner David Umstattd will be our featured speaker for the October Book Elves Boot Camp on October 16th. David will discuss tips to maximize your participation in NaNoWriMo, 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

David will be joined by his brother, Thomas Umstattd, Jr., CEO of Author Media, an Austin-based company specializing in creating custom websites and online resources for authors.

If you are a fiction writer, even if you do not intend to participate in NaNoWriMo, you do not want to missed this power-packed workshop. You will glean insight and inspiration from these two gifted speakers.

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.

 

Book Elves to Host RISE Week Austin 2013 Session May 15th

Book Elves has joined forces with R.I.S.E. Global to host a free workshop on May 15th. Book Elves Boot Camp’s May workshop is being featured as a R.I.S.E. Week Austin 2013 session.

Thomas Umstattd, Jr. of Author Media will present 7 Secrets of Amazing Author Websites.

Most author websites get very little attention and generate only a handful of book sales. In this class you will learn to avoid the common author website mistakes. You will also learn the secrets that will make your site great and your book sell.

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.

 

7 Secrets of Amazing Author Websites

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Posh Co-Working
3207 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 202
Austin, Texas 78705

REGISTER HERE

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 normally included, but no lunch will be provided for the May R.I.S.E. Session.