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angelajames: #toc keynotes begin: first speaker Chris Baty

ljndawson: #TOC - Chris Baty - what happens when everyone writes a book?

KatMeyer: KeyNotes! #TOC

kwohlrob: @mikecane I agree, that would help, only a masochist buys through FictionWise. #TOC

thewritermama: Now Chris Baty, Good News from the Worst Writing Contest in the World... #TOC

ljndawson: #TOC - National Novel Writing Month - NaNoWriMo - Everybody in the world should spend November writing a 15K word novel from scratch

thewritermama: Nanowrimo is based on the idea that everyone should spend November writing a 50,000 word novel. #TOC

RonHogan: #toc Chris Baty will talk about NaNoWriMo in penultimate keynote

robotech_master: @kwohlrob Well, a masochist would buy through Stanza FW maybe. But I don't see anything wrong with "real" FW. I like their discounts. #toc

thewritermama: In Nov. you write. And you update your progress bar at Nanowrimo. You get a couple pep talks each week. #TOC

thewritermama: If you cross the threshold of 50,000 words, you upload it to their website where it is counted and deleted. #TOC

angelajames: #toc you spend 30 days "toiling" over manuscript, finish it, send it to NaNo and it gets tossed without anyone ever looking at it

kwohlrob: @robotech_master Fair enough. Have only attempted on the iPhone so can't speak to FW's main site. #TOC

angelajames: #toc if you complete: you get name listed on webpage, and you get PDF of a winner certificate

thewritermama: No human beings ever look at it. If you reach this milestone, for all your troubles you get your name listed on the site. #TOC

angelajames: #toc referred to in program notes as "worst writing contest in the world" (funny)

thewritermama: You also get a certificate that you have to print out and write your own name on. #TOC

KatMeyer: NaNoWriMo the subject of current convo. Chris Baty is speaker. #TOC

ljndawson: #TOC - wait, 50,000 words, not 15,000

RonHogan: #toc Chris Baty: "1999 in the Bay Area: a golden age for stupid ideas" like NaNoWriMo

angelajames: #toc NaNoWriMo started with a group of 21 (his friends), all book lovers but none book writers. First came up with stopping point (50k words

thewritermama: If you get to 50,000 words, you get a prize. That was the idea. #TOC

angelajames: #toc wrote together in a coffee shop, used unorthodox writing techniques--nobody goes to bathroom until written 1000 words. GO!

thewritermama: Started out as a live experience. Met in coffee shops used techniques like you can't pee until you write 1,000 words. #TOC

robotech_master: @kwohlrob #TOC Oh, that was your first mistake. I wouldn't buy through the Stanza store anyway. I belong to "real" FW's discount club.

davidnudo: #toc we are reminded that 81% of people feel they have a book in them.

judico: RT @MaryHodder: @doctorow: To double your success, triple your failures #toc

KatMeyer: I now defer to @ronhogan for tweets on keynotes. unless i think of something so clever, funny or mind blowing it can't be resisted. #TOC

ljndawson: #TOC - why are my shoulders and back so sore? Why am I so wiped out? @bsandusky, don't answer that.

kimsherrell: RT The old world is no longer sufficient and the new world isn't here yet. Jeff Jarvis #TOC (via @thewritermama)

KFZuzulo: @ljndawson #toc okay that's a better challenge than 15K. >13k words per week is doable but requires focus (and coffee).

thewritermama: The novels started coming to life and the six originators were amazed at what they had done. #TOC

CathleenRitt: NaNoWriMo leader is speaking. November is Nielson sweeps month-all the best TV is on-so I could never do it. #TOC

angelajames: #toc getting to go to bathroom after all that coffee was like being picked for Oprah's book club (ha)

notae: RT @toc Remember, #toc speaker slides are going up here: http://bit.ly/Wedk

thewritermama: Changed the way he saw his creative potential and the way he saw the creative potential of everyone around him. #TOC

jasonboog: #toc Chris Baty NaNoWriMo. He's pushing amateur angle, but that contest taught me more about deadlines and productivity than an MFA.

soufron: #toc the founder of nanowrimo is really interesting...

thewritermama: Novels are written by everyday people who give themselves permission to write novels. #TOC

angelajames: #toc through first NaNoWriMo realized novels are written by every day people who give selves permission to write

jsteeleeditor: "Novels are not written by novelists; they're written by everyday people who give themselves permission to write novels." -Chris Baty #toc

pablod: I'm done with #toc. It's been a blast, but i'm exhausted and must go home to pack for Boston.

jmandala: #toc "novels are written by everyday people who give themselves permission to write a novel"

RonHogan: #toc Chris Baty: "novels aren't written by novelists, but by everyday people who give themselves permission to write novels"

thewritermama: That was 1999. Have gotten nicer websites with more bells and whistles year after year. #TOC

jafurtado: RT @ljndawson #TOC - Amazon apparently does not make it easy for publishers to get reports on how well their Kindle titles are doing.

thewritermama: But it's just still you and your imagination. Go. #TOC

angelajames: #toc 21 to 140 people to 5000 (thanks to blogs) and last year in 2008, 10th NaNo: 119k people participated

doctorow: Every writing class I teach is full of great writers who figured out work discipline through NaNoWriMo #toc

mromard: Getting naked for money. Would rather be at #toc

edwinalui: So buzz word out of #toc is curator, as in that's what a publisher is. To please customer, it's all about access access access.

thewritermama: 119 thousand adult participants. 22,000 young participants. 600 classrooms. Free workbooks. Lots of support materials for k-12. #TOC

RonHogan: RT @doctorow Every writing class I teach is full of great writers who figured out work discipline through NaNoWriMo #toc

jabancroft: Chuffed that Cory @Doctorow is finally making use of Twitter, sharing his thoughts from the #toc conference. Stay a while, Cory! :-)

angelajames: #toc @geoffcox I think much of the writing is the worst as well :P

jasonboog: #toc Blogs built up NaNoWriMo. What will Twitter do to it? Dum Dum duuuuuuum...

robotech_master: @mromard OK, that has to be the weirdest #TOC tweet yet. #toc

thewritermama: Couples have gotten married, had kids, caused divorces, and on the publishing front they've sparked thousands of PODbooks. #TOC

angelajames: Water for Elephants, #1 NYT bestseller was a NaNo book #toc

angelajames: #toc spending 30 days running amuck in your imagination is the best thing you can do in your life

thewritermama: Water for Elephants started there So did 2 other novels. 30 days in your imagination is one of the best things you can do in your life. #TOC

RonHogan: #toc Chris Baty: "spending 30 days amuck in your imagination is one of the best things you can do with your life" #nanowrimo

iforland: Took all my #TOC notes on iPhone. Battery gave out at 2:30. Wrote the rest on napkin.

thewritermama: Online communities start through shared experiences. Give them something big fun and terrifying. #TOC

angelajames: #toc online communities grow through shared experiences. Give people something big, fun and terrifying to do together to bring them back

ljndawson: #TOC - I used to write for 3 hours a day, every day without fail, for years. Then I went to 4 hours. Then I burned out & went in2 publishing

Springbaby31: #TOC "online communities grow thru shared experiences. Give ur community something fun and terrifying to do together" - Chris Baty NaNoWriMo

CuriousTwit: RT @doctorow: Every writing class I teach is full of great writers who figured out work discipline through NaNoWriMo #toc

thewritermama: Grassroots month long spin offs. Nanoeditmo, publish, sweater knitting, pot smoking. #TOC

RonHogan: #toc Chris Baty looks forward to NaNoEdMo and NaNoPubMo, too!

KatMeyer: nanowrimo has inspired, among other things, NaNoEdMo (National Novel Editing Month). #TOC

thewritermama: Publishers are in an ideal position to create these kinds of communities. #TOC

jasonboog: Yay 4-20 jokes at #toc

angelajames: #toc publishers are in an ideal position to host these kind of adventures. Don't need fancy website, contract as a prize

thewritermama: All you need is a challenge that pushes people to do more than seems possible. #TOC

angelajames: #toc all you need is a challenge that sparks people's imaginations and pushes them to do something. And you need to do it alongside them

RonHogan: #toc Chris Baty: publishers! "you are in an ideal position to sponsor this kind of adventure"

thewritermama: Whatever challenge you propose, you need to do it alongside of them. #TOC

susan_marie: Many people I follow are at Tools of Change #toc conference in NY, others ready to go to TX #sxsw. I'm packing for high school cc ski race!

angelajames: #toc at NaNo every office person writes a novel in November (that is cool)

mikecane: What a TweetGrid BSOD looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecane02/3273043596/ #TOC

KatMeyer: lesson learned from NaNoWriMo - u don't need to offer a book contract as a prize(and probably shouldn't), just give people a challenge! #TOC

thewritermama: You must create a shared experience. Insight into the joy and agony of the experience. #TOC

angelajames: #toc lesson two: in the end, books win

laurahazardowen: I hope the spoiler isn't about Lost. #TOC

KatMeyer: p.s. - i lied. I am still tweeting. I may have a problem...#TOC

RonHogan: #toc Chris Baty "in the end, books win"

thewritermama: In the end, books win. Every year I hear the same thing about books dying. And yet so many people are writing. #TOC

thewritermama: This fall they'll have 200,000 participants many with no interest in publication. Writing novels feels great. #TOC

ljndawson: #TOC - so many people are tweeting in this room; the speech itself is pretty quiet, but accompanied by clicky sounds of keyboards

angelajames: #toc once you've written a book you never read the same way again

mikecane: Since I loathe the idea of NaNoWriMo, it is time for me to walk away and shower. #TOC

doctorow: "Once you've written a book, you never read the same way again" AMEN BROTHER PREACH #toc

KatMeyer: bazillions (not actual number given) have already signed up 4 next NaNoWriMo. becuz they discovered writing a book does great things 4u #toc

ljndawson: #TOC - is that how you know you've said something brilliant, by the sounds of frenzied transcription?

thewritermama: It allows you to appreciate authors on a whole new level. A great barometer on the state of the book. #TOC

angelajames: #toc Baty: the enthusiasm for the book is incredible and undimmed

jsteeleeditor: "In the end, books win." NaNoWriMo sees many people writing for no other reward than the manuscript itself. -Chris Baly #toc

funkyurbanchick: RT @eve11: RT @doctorow: Down economies are golden ages for bohemia as creatives are released from the rat race and make art instead #toc

thewritermama: The enthusiasm for the book is incredible and undimmed. 11th. Books, writing and reading will change lives and transform community. #TOC

thewritermama: RT @doctorow: "Once you've written a book, you never read the same way again" AMEN BROTHER PREACH #toc Amen to that! #TOC

jamieharrington: RT @angelajames #toc once you've written a book you never read the same way again

robotech_master: RT @ljndawson: #TOC - so many people are tweeting in this room; the speech itself is pretty quiet, but accompanied by clicky sounds of k ...

robotech_master: RT @ljndawson: #TOC - is that how you know you've said something brilliant, by the sounds of frenzied transcription? #toc

RonHogan: #toc (btw, kudos to the Marriott's AV club for their sound & vision work these last few days)

jasonboog: Goodnight Twitter: RT @doctorow: Every writing class I teach is full of great writers who figured out work discipline through NaNoWriMo #toc

30PorCento: RT @RonHogan #toc Chris Baty "no final das contas, o livro vence" > http://www.toccon.com/toc2009

mrudo: Write a book in a month.. Maybe I should give it a shot. #toc

marind: #TOC Et si iTunes avalait tous vos livres ? (Tools of change for publishing) http://bit.ly/1amjoI

susan_marie: If publisher is to "build and nurture vibrant communities for authors" what is best vision of author role? http://tinyurl.com/dc62qp #toc

Paladella: #toc ...Chris Baly talking about the feelings involved in books...inspiring

toc: Video of #toc presentations are starting to go up (we'll be posting almost all of 'em in the coming weeks) http://bit.ly/14xb06

thewritermama: And kudos to the catering staff b/c the food has been amazing. #TOC

arh: #toc Closing Tools of Change keynote on the wild popularity of www.nanowrimo.org. 200,000 ordinary people write a novel in a month.

kishizuka: @thewritermama RT 22,000 young participants [in nanowrimo]. 600 classrooms. Free workbooks. Lots of support materials for k-12. #TOC

Springbaby31: RT @toc: Video of #toc presentations are starting to go up (we'll be posting almost all of 'em in the coming weeks) http://bit.ly/14xb06

dbspin: Cory Doctorow at #toc sounds like a Tyler Perry character at a tent revival

RonHogan: #toc Baty the mediocrity of our prizes is a deterrent against cheating

kishizuka: Will have to do a story on nanowrimo - was not aware how many kids are involved. #toc

jonpetersen: PW: "Stein Calls for Redefinition of Book in TOC Keynote" http://is.gd/jdKp ...a book is now a place; it's no longer an object #TOC

angelajames: RT @toc Video of #toc presentations are starting to go up (we'll be posting almost all of 'em in the coming weeks) http://bit.ly/14xb06