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
Solid, cheerfully corny advice for Nanowrimo aspirants. - 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  - Leah - Goodreads

No Plot? No Problem! might not be the most comprehensive book on writing I've ever read, but its lightheartedness and practical advice make it the perfect companion to National Novel Writing Month ... Read full review

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

User Review  - T-Dub - Goodreads

I recommend this book for anyone that needs some confidence in writing, or hasn't written a novel before. In fact, I wish I'd read it before I wrote my first novel, and that I'd read it a long time ... 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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