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Special Craft Presentation: National Novel Writing Month

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603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

11/1/2018 From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us for this free and open event featuring three short presentations on the craft of starting a novel-length project and keeping the momentum going for an entire month and beyond.

Third Thursday

Thursday, November 1, 2018

7:00 pm start

BookPeople (Third Floor)

603 North Lamar Blvd.

Austin, TX 78703


Free and Open to the Public





"Special NaNoWriMo Presentation:

Exercises for Finding and Keeping

Your Writing Rhythm"

Are you worried about running out of steam before the month of November ends? Have you started novels in the past and given up before reaching the last page? Or, are you stuck in your current novel? In this special presentation, three authors will introduce exercises for firing up your imagination and keeping it running when the ideas run low. Expect to walk away with inspiration and practical tips.  



Jess Hagemann is an author and biographer. She previously taught creative writing at Benedictine University before founding Cider Spoon Stories, a ghostwriting and editing company, in 2015. Cinestate will publish her debut novel Headcheese this December.

Michael Noll is the author of The Writer's Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction and the editor of Read to Write Stories, a site that offers writing exercises based on published stories, novel excerpts, and essays. His fiction and nonfiction have been published widely, and his story, "The Tank Yard," was included in the 2016 Best American Mystery Story Collection.





Rene S Perez II is the author of two books, the story collection Along These Highways and the novel Seeing Off the Johns. His decade-plus experience in publishing–manning the slush pile for literary magazines, editing creative works, working with editors on his own fiction–has taught him how to diagnose, tear apart, and rebuild stalled projects.