No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days: A High-velocity, Low-stress Way to Write a Novel in 30 Days 01 by Chris Baty. Always wanted to write a novel? Short on time or inspiration? Surrounded by angry marmots and need something to throw at them? This is the book for you!. NaNoWriMo Founder Chris Baty is a writer and teacher. His books include No Plot? No Problem! and Ready, Set, Novel.

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Quotes from No Plot? Don’t read it if you can’t comprehend why people would write a novel for fun, instead of for publication or Art. It seems clear, as mentioned by Chris Baty proboem, you MAY finish a or so page book in the requisite thirty days, but you’ll probably end up with a pretty awkward book that has potential for revision.

The problem I have with it is two-fold.

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

But how much any of his tips and tricks appeal to you may largely depend on your existing and innate writing style i. That can happen in person, too. It was my first class in grad school, and the entire purpose of the class was to draft a complete novel from start to finish during a single semester. You’ll get that book finished soon enough, and it won’t be a tragic mess. The book is broken into two sections. Learn More About My Books.

Maybe the idea of a deadline makes you want to curl up under your desk and cry.


I went for it inand although I was derailed by major household repairs, an illness, and the aftereffects of a death in the family, I did come problen of it with about 80 promising pages of a novel I’ve been thinking about but not quite writing for years. I make a living writing non-fiction, so it’s not that I don’t know how to sit down and write.

Great motivation and inspiration to do the unthinkable. As soon as I lost the thread I would stop dead.

11 spoilers from the NaNoWriMo guide ‘No Plot? No Problem!’

NaNoWriMo is just a little too cheery for me. This book is designed to help you power through.

Writing is serious business! This does nothing to prepare anyone to do anything except for Pkot, and I mean the month, not the work that lies ahead. Like before, this review will be broken into four sections: Not terribly impressed with the author’s writing style or ideas. This book is the companion monkey, printed tour guide, and pocket personal adviser on how to write a 50, word novel in 30 days, written by no less than the founding batj of the National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo himself.

If that kind of impetus isn’t within you already this may not be the profession for you.

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I realized, even though I knew it all along, to be successful, I need to let that go. Oct 21, Debbie Petersen rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I find I can get distracted by reading about writing rather than writing.

We’ve preached it at each other for years, to no avail, but in NaNoWriMo–and thus in this volume–Baty hands any writer the key to at least getting the words on paper. View all 5 comments.

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NaNoWriMoguide you through four exciting weeks of hard-core noveling. Enough that I’m still working on it and intend to finish and submit it in NaNoWriMo provides collective support and procrastination via its website, emails and offline gatherings around the world.

That is yet to be determined. It has advice on how to get rid of your kids, case studies, and ideas for snacks you can munch on throughout November that won’t turn your keyboard into a sticky mess. Chris Baty is after all the architect of this insane month that demands you type like there is no tomorrow and finish a novel in 30 days.

But for me, and many of the people I know, the pressure of a deadline makes me get up and do something.

Nowadays, the pep talks are done by successful authors, some of whom first drafted their bestsellers during NaNo. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,word pkot by This is not a well written book nor is this a good guide to writing a novel of your own.

These are short novels by today’s standards. Notify me of new posts by email. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He writes with the conviction of someone who knows this territory inside out.