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Inspired: Writing around the (Disney) World today with Orlando NaNoWriMo

Our starting location for Write Around Disney World for NaNoWriMo

Our starting location for Write Around Disney World for NaNoWriMo

I usually write alone—just me and my story. Today I’m breaking that pattern to meet and write with other Orlando-based writers as we travel through Disney World while working on the drafts of our novels for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Last year, the event drew about 20 writers and they had a great time. Our schedule is below. I’ll post photos and reflections on the event to let you know how it went. If you’re in Orlando, please join us at any point. Thanks to the Orlando NaNoWriMo chapter for organizing this event!

Where: Downtown Disney Starbucks (starting location)
When: November 16th, 2014
Start Time: 10 am
End Time: Roughly 4, give or take 4 hours


  1. Meet at Starbucks, Downtown Disney (DTD)
  2. DTD to Port Orleans by Bus
  3. Port Orleans to Epcot by Bus
  4. Epcot to TTC by Monorail
  5. TTC to Polynesian by Monorail
  6. Polynesian to Grand Floridian by Monorail
  7. Grand Floridian to Contemporary by Monorail
  8. Contemporary to Wilderness Lodge by boat
  9. Wilderness Lodge to Magic Kingdom by boat*
  10. Magic Kingdom to Animal Kingdom Lodge by bus
  11. Animal Kingdom Lodge to DTD by bus.

*No stop at Magic Kingdom, just get back on Monorail


About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at and Instagram at


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