No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days (Google eBook)

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Chronicle Books, Jul 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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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 in—kid you not—30 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.
  

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This book is full of encouraging advice and tips. - Goodreads
Okay, this is not an all-comprehensive writing course. - Goodreads
Good introduction to National Novel Writing Month. - Goodreads
This book is easy to read and very entertaining. - Goodreads
A great read for any writer or wannabe writer. - Goodreads
A fun look at writing. - Goodreads

Review: No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

User Review  - Taty - Goodreads

Quick, easy read, and lively but not the kind of writing advice I'd take (mostly because I tend to stay away from writing advice) Read full review

Review: No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

User Review  - Jacque - Goodreads

Simples lessons about how not to be overly precious about writing. Something I've needed for a long time. For me, the adventure begins June 15, but I already have a hankering to join the thousands that participate in November. I should probably just keep pace with myself for now. Read full review

Contents

Write Here Write Now A Frantic Fantastic WeekbyWeek Overview to Bashing out Your Book
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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About the author (2010)

Chris Baty is a freelance writer and writing coach whose work has appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, the SF Weekly, and Lonely Planet guidebooks. He lives in Oakland, California.

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