No Plot? No Problem
Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.
Editorial Reviews from Amazon
“No Plot? No Problem! offers suggestions on how to participate in something as crazy as writing a short novel in a single month, as well as why you’d want to do so. Baty gives practical tips peppered with humor, recognizing that this endeavor is both enormous and somewhat ridiculous, but still worth doing. Baty walks you through things like how to find time to write, what tools and foods you should keep handy, and the benefits of planning (or not planning) your novel ahead of time.
The second half of the book is a week-by-week guide, intended to walk you through the first week exuberance, second week slump, and so on. Baty’s been at this for 15 years already, so he knows what he’s talking about-plus he has quotes and advice from many other NaNoWriMo winners as well.”
Before reading No Plot? No Problem, I never actually completed a manuscript. This book inspired me to finish! And that’s a big deal. (Truth be told, I never finished in 30 days, but I did finish.) I recommend the techniques in this book to all writers who have been working on a book and haven’t finished. The author also created National Novel-writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in which participants race to finish 50,000 words in the month of November. So if you’re up for a challenge, join NaNoWriMo!
5/5 for Finishing