No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b)... show more
Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founded, determined to (a) write that novel or (b) finish that novel inkid you not30 days. Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty. Whether it's a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! is the ultimate guide for would-be writers (or those with writer's block) to cultivate their creative selves.
Publish date: September 16th 2004
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
“Anyway, whenever people express their reluctance to invest time in something that won’t have proven results, I ask them what they do for fun on weekends. Invariably, the time they spend running around on basketball courts, rearranging Scrabble tiles, or slaying video-game monsters is not done in an...
This is the NaNoWriMo* handbook. It's perfect for the task in that it contains a limited amount of extremely suitable advice. It's also extremely funny. That makes it worth reading even for those writers who don't feel inclined to embark on a 50,000 word sprint. What it doesn't contain is a lot of d...
If you're considering trying out National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), or want to write a novel and don't know where to start, this is a great book to pick up. It gives you a place to begin, and a week by week roadmap. The words therein offer plenty of tips and cheerleading to keep you on track....
No Plot? No Problem! is an informative but entertaining book for any writer. It's full of great advice and awesome ways to flesh out characters and various other elements of your novel. The secrets of finding time to write in a hectic schedule are also shared among other things. No one could ask f...
I highly suggest this to anyone doing NaNo or who simply likes writing... or anyone who likes being amazed by fantastic hilarious writing. Chris Baty is awesome.