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Saturday, January 28
 

9:00am

The First Draft - Sit Down and Write

"Sit Down and Write" is about kick-starting your writing. The concept of "not having anything to write about" or "not being able to start" will be thrown out the window. While it is true that anyone can write and anyone can complete a novel, not everyone accepts that writing is work. It must be approached with respect for individual work ethic and an understanding about how to write even when you do not want to.

Some of what we will look at include:

1. 15 minutes a day

2. Sketching the story

3. Conversational writing

4. Journals are what you want them to be

5. Fun with murder

6. What do you mean "quiet time"?


Speakers
avatar for Charity Ayres

Charity Ayres

Charity Ayres is the author of four novels and has won for her short story in the 83rd Annual Writer's Digest Short Story Contest. Her focus in writing is creating unique characters and stories she would want to read. She reads and writes a bit of everything, but her go-to is Fantasy fiction. Books that get her excited are ones with strong female characters, unusual plots, and surprise endings.   She has led panels on aspects of writing... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
1-Beginning Campbell Room

9:00am

Understanding Point of View - Overview

Decades ago, scholar Wayne Booth wrote: “If we think through the many narrative devices in the fiction we know, we soon come to a sense of the embarrassing inadequacy of our traditional classification of ‘point of view’ into three or four kinds, variables only of the ‘person’ and the degree of omniscience.”

After struggling with confusing, contradictory, and uselessly vague explanations of point of view, I developed a new, richer approach. Rather than simply first, second, and third, and the confusing concepts of omniscience and limited omniscience, this approach to point of view explores a diverse variety of attributes that actually make up a novel’s point of view, but which are rarely directly addressed.

By exploring such attributes as influence, location, knowledge, presence, reliability, engagement, and much more, writers gain a far greater control over their craft. This allows them to develop more complex and powerful work, as well as exposing a wider range of possibilities than most writers are even aware exist. This expanded awareness also makes it easier for writers to develop their novel’s point of view consistently, which limits the need for extensive revision. 


Speakers
avatar for Meriah Crawford

Meriah Crawford

Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Meriah Crawford is a writer, editor, teacher, and private investigator. As an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, she teaches a variety of writing classes, including creative writing. Her dissertation explored point of view in writing, with a focus on second person and its relation to trauma.   Meriah’s published work includes short fiction in a wide range of genres, two poems, a variety of nonfiction work, and... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
2-Middle

9:00am

Self Publishing with Amazon

This seminar will guide you through the process of formatting, editing, uploading, and creating cover art for your self-published book.

  • PUBLISHING
  • EDITING
  • KINDLE DIRECT PUBLISHING
  • COVER ART
  • FORMATTING & UPLOADING YOUR MANUSCRIPT
  • FORMATTING FOR CREATESPACE
  • PROMOTING & MARKETING
  • ANALYTICS
  • ALTERNATIVES TO KDP & CREATESPACE

Speakers
avatar for Anne McAneny

Anne McAneny

Anne McAneny is an Amazon Bestselling author. She just released VICARIOUS, a Detective Jeremy Upton mystery set in 1981. Her mystery thriller CIRCLED—part of her Crime After Time Collection—won the 2016 Silver Medal IPPY Award in the mystery/thriller category. All four of her Crime After Time books have become Amazon Bestsellers. Since first self-publishing, she has sold over 55,000 ebooks, been published by Thomas and Mercer, and... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
3-End

9:00am

Accelerate Your Exposure With Social Media

Social Media has become the great equalizer. Readers are no longer exposed to just the New York Times best sellers but every Author has the opportunity to connect with readers interested in their writing and stories.

Readers are looking for new books and authors and they often go to Social Media for that next read. In addition, readers expect to interact with and follow authors on Social Media. Guess what, that means you need to be on Social Media and be active.

This session will discuss the power of social media sites such as

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Periscope
  • Instagram

We will discuss key trends in online marketing strategies and tips that authors and writers can use to build their brand, meet and interact with readers and sell more books! The session is geared toward writers/authors that have not published a book yet, authors with a new book release and authors with several published books.


Speakers
avatar for Sharvette Mitchell

Sharvette Mitchell

Mitchell Productions, LLC
Sharvette is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. She has 24+ years experience in corporate America in the field of training & development. She has been featured in HOPE for Women Magazine, DIVA By Design Magazine & Sista Sense Magazine. Sharvette is a web designer. In conjunction to web design, Sharvette is a Social Media Coach and conducts personal & group training and seminars with... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
4-Epilog

10:30am

Developing Great Characters

Interesting, quirky, believable characters are the lifeblood of successful writing. Without them, your work will fall flat and readers won’t want to come back for more, even when your storytelling is strong. It’s also quite easy to find yourself unconsciously using stock characters that you’ve been exposed to all your life, but which often result in dull, predictable dialogue and action.

This seminar will explore a variety of techniques for creating great characters, without getting bogged down in impractical lists of attributes. We will also discuss common clichés and mistakes, as well as the complexities of writing the other, and of creating characters for invented realities.


Speakers
avatar for Meriah Crawford

Meriah Crawford

Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
Meriah Crawford is a writer, editor, teacher, and private investigator. As an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, she teaches a variety of writing classes, including creative writing. Her dissertation explored point of view in writing, with a focus on second person and its relation to trauma.   Meriah’s published work includes short fiction in a wide range of genres, two poems, a variety of nonfiction work, and... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
1-Beginning Campbell Room

10:30am

Getting Close: Third Person Close POV
Best-selling and award-winning author, professor of creative writing, and co-founder of James River Writers and The Podium Foundation, David L. Robbins will conduct a 60-minute presentation on the value and execution of Close Third Person narrative.The focus will be on craft, self-editing, and the structural components of good storytelling. 

Speakers
avatar for David L. Robbins

David L. Robbins

David L. Robbins has published fourteen novels, has made repeated visits to the NY Times bestsellers list, and has had several of his works optioned for film. David is a successful playwright; his works include Scorched Earth, an adaptation of his novel of the same name, and Sam & Carol, a two person tour de force about his parents. His third stage play, The End of War, will premiere in Richmond, VA in the spring of 2017. He is also an... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
2-Middle

10:30am

Now What? - Publishing Options

"Now What" is meant to help writers evaluate what they really want in publishing a book. It focuses on the various modes of publishing and their different requirements.

1. Reaching out to publishers

      - Who is taking submissions, what are the needs for submitting to a publisher and is it the best approach for you?

2. Agents who are looking

      -- Where can you find them? How do you know what they want? How do I get their attention?

3. Independent Publishers

      -- What makes them different from standard publishers? Is the approach the same?

4. Self-publishing

      How do I do it? What steps are needed before I publish? Once I publish, what do I do? Can I be successful without a publisher/agent/Indie behind me?


Speakers
avatar for Charity Ayres

Charity Ayres

Charity Ayres is the author of four novels and has won for her short story in the 83rd Annual Writer's Digest Short Story Contest. Her focus in writing is creating unique characters and stories she would want to read. She reads and writes a bit of everything, but her go-to is Fantasy fiction. Books that get her excited are ones with strong female characters, unusual plots, and surprise endings.   She has led panels on aspects of writing... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
3-End

10:30am

Using Twitter to Build your Author Brand

This seminar will cover how to use Twitter as a writer. It will be geared towards both the novice and experienced Twitter user – experienced Tweeps (Twitter users) can mentally tune out for the first few minutes while I explain what Twitter is and how to set up an account.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is Twitter and why writers should use it
  • Getting started – creating an account, setting up your profile, writing your bio, etc.
  • How to start connecting with people – who to follow, what to tweet, etc.
  • Twitter content – what to tweet, what not to tweet, how often, ratio of links to original content to retweets, etc.
  • Hashtags – what they are, how they work
    • Important hashtags for writers - #amwriting, #amreading, #book, etc.
    • Other Twitter jargon to know: “Tweeps,” “handle,” “unfollow,” “DM,” etc.
    • How to utilize the unique features of Twitter – conversations, how to participate in live Twitter chats, how to use Twitter lists, retweeting versus quoted retweets, etc.
    • Twitter etiquette – how to recognize bots and spammers, DMs versus @ tweets, how to handle trolls, the double-edged sword of auto follow-backs, scheduling versus all live tweeting, pros and cons of push tweets from Facebook or Instagram, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Grace Robinson

Grace Robinson

Lover of stories - real and imaginary. Lover of words in any language. Lover of travel and the music of the world. Born and raised in Virginia, studied English and creative writing at Hollins University. Currently living in Virginia with a cat and a lot of books. |   | Grace works as a content writer and social media manager for a social media/digital marketing company. She is also a freelance writer, freelance social media coach, and... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
4-Epilog

12:30pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Executive Director, Agile Writers
Agile Writers is a workshop dedicated to helping the beginning writer create a first-draft novel in 6 months. I created the Agile Writer Method as a way to help beginning writers go from a blank page to a full manuscript in 6 months. It is based on the writings of experts in the fields of mythology, psychology, screenwriting, and years of interaction with writers of all skill levels. | | Since 2011 we’ve helped dozens of writers create... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
3-End

12:30pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Executive Director, Agile Writers
Agile Writers is a workshop dedicated to helping the beginning writer create a first-draft novel in 6 months. I created the Agile Writer Method as a way to help beginning writers go from a blank page to a full manuscript in 6 months. It is based on the writings of experts in the fields of mythology, psychology, screenwriting, and years of interaction with writers of all skill levels. | | Since 2011 we’ve helped dozens of writers create... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
4-Epilog

12:30pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Executive Director, Agile Writers
Agile Writers is a workshop dedicated to helping the beginning writer create a first-draft novel in 6 months. I created the Agile Writer Method as a way to help beginning writers go from a blank page to a full manuscript in 6 months. It is based on the writings of experts in the fields of mythology, psychology, screenwriting, and years of interaction with writers of all skill levels. | | Since 2011 we’ve helped dozens of writers create... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
2-Middle

12:30pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
avatar for Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Executive Director, Agile Writers
Agile Writers is a workshop dedicated to helping the beginning writer create a first-draft novel in 6 months. I created the Agile Writer Method as a way to help beginning writers go from a blank page to a full manuscript in 6 months. It is based on the writings of experts in the fields of mythology, psychology, screenwriting, and years of interaction with writers of all skill levels. | | Since 2011 we’ve helped dozens of writers create... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
1-Beginning Campbell Room

1:30pm

Agile Writer Method: Write Your Novel in 6 Months
Agile Writer: Method is a practical explanation of what makes a great story and how to create a plan to write it. Smith breaks the novel down into 8 stages each composed of 30 pages. Each stage tells a specific part of the story. Then, he helps the writer create a plan to write 10 pages a week for 25 weeks until a first-draft novel of 250 pages is complete.

Inside you’ll find guidance on how to create

  • A Story Abstract – a one-page description of your story
  • A Hero Abstract – a one-page outline of the main character
  • The Synopsis – an 8-page treatment of your story
  • The Agile Storyboard – an 8-stage breakdown of the novel

Whether you’re a first-time novelist or have a couple novels under your belt, you’ll find Agile Writer: Method will aid you in telling a great story.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Executive Director, Agile Writers
Agile Writers is a workshop dedicated to helping the beginning writer create a first-draft novel in 6 months. I created the Agile Writer Method as a way to help beginning writers go from a blank page to a full manuscript in 6 months. It is based on the writings of experts in the fields of mythology, psychology, screenwriting, and years of interaction with writers of all skill levels. | | Since 2011 we’ve helped dozens of writers create... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
1-Beginning Campbell Room

1:30pm

Setting - The Secret Life of Places

We writers spend a lot of time developing characters. We painstakingly construct the plot. But there’s another make-or-break story element that deserves some love: Setting. This workshop will delve deeply into this vital element of your story.

 

Writers will learn how to choose the best setting for a story and how to use that setting for all it’s worth. We’ll go over techniques for using setting to reveal character, heighten tension, and solve plot problems.

 

In addition, we’ll engage in brainstorming and idea-developing exercises to reveal hidden aspects about a setting of your choice. We’ll dig deep below the surface, beyond the ordinary or expected, to unearth secrets about that place which will bring added dimension to your story.

 

Lastly, we’ll go over how to diagnose problems with setting and discuss ideas that address those problems. You’re guaranteed to come away with new ways to strengthen your current writing project.

 


Speakers
avatar for Lana Krumwiede

Lana Krumwiede

Lana Krumwiede began her authorial adventures by writing for publications such as Highlights, High Five, Spider, Babybug, The Friend, and Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul. Her first novel, Freakling (Candlewick, 2012) was a finalist for SCBWI’s Crystal Kite Member’s Choice Award and an honor book for the International Reading Association’s Intermediate Fiction Award. Her other books include two... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
2-Middle

1:30pm

Self Editing and Formatting
Self-Editing and Formatting. This session is for writers on the verge of publication. Many writers cannot afford to hire an editor and still want to put out a quality piece of work. This session will teach them how to self edit and format their book so that it is polished and professional. Items that will be covered include:
  • catching commas and quotations
  • watching for patterns
  • checking for consistency
  • plot and subplots review
  • scene check
  • formatting basics

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Wainwright

Tracy Wainwright

Tracy Wainwright has been writing for more than 10 years. She has self-published nine of her own books, co-written and published two books, and published two additional books by other writers. She also has a book contracted by Prism Book Group, which is due out in 2017. Additionally, Tracy has written for local newspapers and several magazines over the last decade.


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
3-End

1:30pm

Carving Out a Career in Writing

If you're at the start of a career in writing (or art, music, game design, film, etc.), you know that the game is always changing. New technologies keep blowing away the old model for making your living in a creative field. So how can you possibly plan for a long-term career in your field when there's a new revolution every five minutes?

Simple: you play the long game. Approach your professional and creative development as a constant growth process that is years or decades in the making. Focus on self-education. Develop your evergreen business skills, such as project planning and time management. Master the fundamentals of craft that apply to all storytelling, whatever form it takes.

Most of all, you must learn how value is exchanged in creative fields. Business models change. You must be able to understand how and why a writer gets paid, so that you can make your way forward in the creative marketplace.

After the lecture, participants will outline their own years-long career plan, with practical advice from author/entrepreneur Rob Balder.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Balder

Rob Balder

Rob Balder is the author of Erfworld, a rich and complex fantasy epic which is currently the #1 fan-supported graphic novel on the web. Erfworld tells the ongoing story of Parson Gotti, a guy from Ohio who is magically summoned into a gamelike world and forced to command an army of comical monsters. Fans of the series contribute art, comics, and fanfic, and have built a wiki of more than 10,000 articles about the universe. With five successful... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm
4-Epilog

3:00pm

The Importance of Dialogue

The spoken word preceded the written word. It is possible to write a story – at least at short lengths – in all dialogue. Man’s first storytellers regaling colleagues around a campfire used dialogue, and when the story was passed along, it became all dialogue – until it was written down after writing was invented.

The skills needed to listen and study dialogue will be reviewed, as well as the best ways to train your listening skills.

Participants will learn:

  • The difference between dialogue and simply using a transcript.
  • Things to avoid, such as excessive slang or phonetic spelling; and/or when to use them (sparingly).
  • Dialogue style to drive the plot, such as by showing social class or background.
  • When a paraphrase will do better than a direct quote.
  • How to avoid info dumps (“As you know, Bob.”
  • How to make dialogue sound realistic.
  • How to train your dialogue skills (Hint: Sit in on a trial).
  • The various points of view and how they related to dialogue (First Person, Second Person, Omniscient).
  • The related subject of internal dialogue, and train of thought.
  • Tricks you can use with dialogue (such as when the narrator knows less than the reader).

Speakers
avatar for Lou Antonelli

Lou Antonelli

Lou Antonelli started writing fiction in middle age; his first short story was published in 2003 when he was 46. His debut novel, “Another Girl, Another Planet”, was recently published by WordFire Press.   With “The Yellow Flag” - his 100th published short story – he recently set the record for all-time fastest turnaround in genre fiction. It was written, submitted and accepted in four hours.   His... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
1-Beginning Campbell Room

3:00pm

Genre - What Kind of Book Am I Writing Anyway?

The beginning of every novel is a contract with the reader.  It promises to make you feel certain emotions, or to engage your mind with new ideas.  It sets up the conflicts that must be resolved for the ending to feel satisfying.

But readers of different genres speak different languages.  They will have different expectations for characters, for plot, for the focus of your narrative.  How can you write a contract if you don’t know what language you’re speaking?

This seminar will outline the ways in which a writer implicitly promises certain things at the beginning of a book, and how those promises differ depending on the genre you are writing.  It will also tell you how to know what genre your story belongs to, and how to deliver a satisfying experience for your genre readers without falling into genre cliches.


Speakers
avatar for David Walton

David Walton

David Walton is an internationally bestselling science fiction and fantasy author with five novels in print.  His debut novel TERMINAL MIND won the 2007 Philip K. Dick award for the best science fiction paperback novel published that year.  His historical fantasy series starts with QUINTESSENCE, published by Tor Books, and his near-future science fiction thrillers, starting with SUPERPOSITION, are published by Pyr Books. His next book, THE... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
2-Middle

3:00pm

Working with an Editor: The Editorial Process

This seminar provides the attendees with a better understanding for why authors should work with editors. The attendees will learn from a professional editor the benefits of using an editor, how to find and select a freelance editor and the available resources to do this, and how to develop the author-editor partnership. Also, the attendees will discover how the editorial process works and what they can do to enhance it.

The seminar is based on the viewpoint of an experienced editor who pays forward her successes and candidly shares what you can expect from working with an editor.


Speakers
avatar for April Michelle Davis

April Michelle Davis

April Michelle Davis is a freelance editor, indexer, and proofreader. She is the coordinator for the Virginia chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the Social Media Marketing Expert for the National Association for Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE), and a lifetime member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES). She teaches courses through her own company, Editorial Inspirations, as well as for associations and colleges... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
3-End

3:00pm

Writer's Clubs: Grow Your Writing Career
Beyond critique feedback and educational programming, writing groups offer networking opportunities, needed resources, support, and camaraderie.
 
State-wide VWC organization offers
o   Profile and book listings on the VWC website
o   Listing in the VWC speakers’ bureau
o   Discounts to various events, including the VWC annual meeting and annual symposium
o   Advance notifications of member-only benefits
o   Members only writing contests
o   Networking opportunities with writers, authors, and others in the writing industry

Local critique groups may offer:
o   Critique feedback to improve quality of writing
o   Educational opportunities (i.e. seminars)
o   Camaraderie and support from other writers

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Truex

Leslie Truex

Moxie Vie Media, LLC
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker, and mom. She is the author of several traditionally and self-published books, including Digital Writer Success: How to Make a Living Blogging, Freelance Writing and Publishing Online.  By day she’s a blogger and freelance writer with articles on Entrepreneur.com, Yahoo! Small Business, and more. By night, she’s a fiction novelist writing mystery and romance under a... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
4-Epilog

4:30pm

Hero Transformation in Storytelling

Stories of heroes undergoing significant transformations are as old as stories themselves. In this talk I will offer an analysis of human transformation in heroic storytelling and in the lives of everyday people. I’ll describe what a transformation is, why it is important, what causes it to happen, and how it varies from hero to hero. I will argue that the hero’s transformation is the most central yet most overlooked component of the monomyth of the hero as described by Joseph Campbell (1949) in his classic volume, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I will describe the ways in which the hero’s journey parallels various stages of healthy human development, during which people undergo moral, mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical transformations. We will describe the many triggers, dimensions, processes, and consequences of the hero’s transformation. My concluding thoughts will focus on the role of the hero’s transformation in the personal development of the hero, in good storytelling and for the well-being of society.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Allison

Scott Allison

Professor of Psychology, University of Richmond
Scott Allison has authored numerous books, including 'Heroes' and 'Heroic Leadership'. He is Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond where he has published extensively on heroism and leadership. His other books include Reel Heroes, Conceptions of Leadership, Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership, and the Handbook of Heroism. His work has appeared in USA Today, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Slate... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
1-Beginning Campbell Room

4:30pm

Conflict Is Everything (No, It’s Not)

Conflict is everything.  Every moment of a successful novel, from the first scene to the final resolution, is driven by conflict.  There should be conflict on every page.  If a page goes by without conflict, you’ve lost us.  However fascinating your topic, your scenery, your characters, if there’s no conflict, then there’s no movement.  There’s nothing for us to fear, or cheer, or believe in.  There’s no emotional investment.  A page without conflict is the page at which we will set the novel down.

There are the big conflicts, of course, with shouting or violence, and this seminar will talk about how to deliver those to greatest effect.  Even more importantly, however, this seminar will teach how to create mini-conflicts in every scene and every conversation, engaging readers in the emotion of every moment.


Speakers
avatar for David Walton

David Walton

David Walton is an internationally bestselling science fiction and fantasy author with five novels in print.  His debut novel TERMINAL MIND won the 2007 Philip K. Dick award for the best science fiction paperback novel published that year.  His historical fantasy series starts with QUINTESSENCE, published by Tor Books, and his near-future science fiction thrillers, starting with SUPERPOSITION, are published by Pyr Books. His next book, THE... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
2-Middle

4:30pm

The Face of Your Book: Graphic Design for Authors

The face your book shows to the world—the one on which it will first be judged—is its cover. A professional cover and interior design gives both you and your book credibility and helps to attract potential buyers. But great design is much more than a title with a pretty picture. How can you know if your design is really its best?

Sarah Lapallo Beck, the owner and Creative Director at Inkwell Book Co., will draw back the curtain on her own design process to help you to understand how she creates a finished book. She’ll explain basic design principles and how they apply to books, teach you how to recognize both good and bad design right away, and give you some do-it-yourself tips.

She will also delve into detail on interior book design and how your design choices can enhance or detract from the reader’s experience. This in-depth overview of book design is important information for any author to have, as it gives them the tools, knowledge, and resources to work with a designer or do it themselves. 


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lapallo Beck

Sarah Lapallo Beck

Sarah Lapallo Beck is the owner and Creative Director at Inkwell Book Co., which is a guided self-publishing company. Besides the day-to-day of running the company, Sarah’s principal responsibilities are graphic design conceptualizing and execution, book production, and consulting authors on their brand and existing graphic design.   Sarah got her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University... Read More →


Saturday January 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
3-End

4:30pm

Novel in 30 Days: NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. 

On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.

Join Jean Andersion as she shares her experiences as the NaNoWriMo Liaison. 

Speakers
avatar for Jean Anderson

Jean Anderson

Jean Anderson has a favorite hobby -- writing. The next best thing to writing is encouraging others to write, and she sustains that passion through volunteering with NaNoWriMo.org. Jean lives in Midlothian.


Saturday January 28, 2017 4:30pm - 5:45pm
4-Epilog