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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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Except that it was such serious business that I never got down to actually write more than a few chapters, no matter the story.

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You may even find time to connect with some of them via NaNoWriMo’s forums or in person through your local Municipal Liaison. They do it because the challenge of the game simply feels good. Baty pulls on his own NaNo experiences, but also includes plenty of drafting tips from NaNo participants around the world, so readers get a variety of drafting advice. Maybe the idea of a deadline makes you want to curl up under your desk and cry. I managed to get through about two weeks of my novel before I ended up giving up.

You 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 father of the National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo himself. When everything has been properly laid out, I take a few steps back from the work, close my eyes, and offer up my thanks to the writing powers for another bountiful harvest. Or distracted by remembering what I’ve read and playing around on this site. Which is no surprise, since he’s completed an impressive eight consecutive NaNoWriMos since starting this crazy marathon in probllem Way to reduce a creative endeavor into something minor, ppot worth, and to a level so low even imbeciles might try their hand at it, as if there isn’t enough bad writing flying around as xhris is.


Invariably, the time they spend running around on basketball courts, rearranging Scrabble tiles, or slaying video-game monsters is not done in an effort to make millio If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review. I laughed so hard I cried when I read this book last year. So what are you waiting for? He’s even got a few chapters dedicated to each week, with specific advice and cheerleading appropriate to that moment in the novel-writing sprint.

I am not against NaNoWriMo, in fact, I participated last year and ‘won’, however, this does nothing more than explain what NaNo is and how to ‘prepare’ for it. This chros gives you permission to write with total abandon and strictly for your own amusement.

It was a fun, lighthearted, and enjoyable take on the novel-writing process. But Baty advises what you’re really writing is the first draft or your novel. Strunk and White’s slim The Elements of Style is great if you’re like me and suck at grammar.

A Question for Paranormal Romance Readers. Oct 20, Traci rated it it was amazing. It’s also pretty funny. I have put away my draft for the time being. The only quality I didn’t much care for is the tone affected by the author.

The rewrite you may choose to do after NaNoWriMo concludes will likely add considerably to the word count before it graduates to a finished, polished novel. I find I can get distracted by reading about writing rather than writing. You have a large community to write with and get support from.

And then I fall asleep for three days. I enjoyed reading Chris’s anecdotes of his experiences, like writing some lousy first drafts or how the event first came to be. ;lot definitely not intended for writing advice outside of the event, but for getting down to business and getting that 50k goal written.

Whether you’re a first-time novelist who just can’t seem to get pen to paper or a results-oriented writer seeking a creative on-ramp into the world of publishing, this is the adventure for you. And when it’s all over, he recommends taking a breather, then getting started on editing. Prince rated it liked it. He writes with the conviction of someone who knows this territory inside out.


He has hit on the one thing that keeps so many talented writers from ever making any progress: Write 50, chrie in 30 days.

Writing Tools: No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty | A Well Told Story

The aforementioned impetus should be coming from your natural desire to write. Highly recommended for any writer, especially those who participate or are considering participating in NaNoWriMo.

The idea is, by challenging yourself to turn out an insane number of words in a month, you will be forced to turn off your internal editor, and to let your imagination and intuition free to unleash ideas that you wouldn’t be able to tap into under normal writing circumstances. Sign up for the newsletter! Or, just do it for fun, or to rejuvenate your creative reservoir.

I did NaNoWriMo for the first time in and had my first and only win in during the days when Baty was still at the helm.

No Problem is a must read for anyone considering the crazy, wild idea of writing a novel in 30 days. Then this will help guide you.

Writing Tools: No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

It’s quick, it’s funny, and above all, it will motivate you. But low-stress has nothing to do with it. This is only the fhris of what’s inside, really. To all Nanowrimos everywhere! The Sword and Laser: I remember this book has good message for persisting in writing a novel, and mental-related techniques in writing a novel. Dec 02, Angela Blount rated it liked it Shelves: