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.