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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Someone is counting on me, even if it is only my writing buddy. Love it or hate it, NaNoWriMo is coming. Some people like an adrenaline-infused project; it makes them feel alive, and I can appreciate that that can be fun sometimes.

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

The only quality I didn’t much care for is the tone affected by the author. And if I hadn’t read this, I wouldn’t have tried NaNoWriMo, and – slight sidetrack here – if I hadn’t gotten involved in that, I probably wouldn’t have run across Scrivener, a writing software package I tried and liked so much I bought three copies for my office PC, living room PC, and laptop.

There’s always next year What advice he DOES give is lengthened out over one or two pages, when what he’s saying would actually be better written ho two paragraphs; I started skimming in the first quarter of the book. Free-flow writing is like having the shits.

The books on writing that I love the most are the ones that inspire me to run to my computer and write something down. It was probably meant to be for laughs at times like the joke about printing your novel on the company printerbut things like calling in sick to finish your novel and contacting an agent every other week on the status of your novel don’t seem like sound advice to me.

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

I managed to get through about two weeks of my novel bsty I ended up giving up. Nov 15, Deborah O’Carroll rated it really liked it Shelves: A Question for Paranormal Romance Readers. It’s a potent force that, when wielded with respect, will level any obstacle in its path. The only thing that this book will do is read in October it will prepare you for November for NaNo, and only your first time.


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Let me get the negative out of the way first, which ironically may be the most positive aspect of this whole endeavor. Chances are you’ll be left with a lot of words on the page and very little structure, an amoeba novel if you will. Maybe the idea of a deadline makes you want to curl up under your desk and cry. Baty does a good job of creating excitement and enthusiasm in his appeal to the inner author, who’s always wanted to write a book.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad concept, forcing yourself to write a rough draft within 30 days.

Having the impetus or extraneous force of a schedule and a community of likemindeds compelling one to just bloody write is llot a bad thing. But that’s another story. If you’re into stuff gaty this, you can read the full review. No Problem is a must read for anyone considering the crazy, wild idea of writing a novel in 30 days.

Aug 21, Richard rated it really liked it Shelves: Perhaps this won’t work for you. It is, however, the best book for a writer looking to play the “finish a novel in 30 days” game bay Baty originated.

Stephen King’s On Writing was surprisingly informative. It’s inexpensive enough for that to be a sane thing to do. Aug 19, Richard rated it liked it Shelves: It was a huge gift to me to make this discovery. I read this as an E-book, but I had to order it as a paperback! Prince rated it liked it.

I will never get a novel written if I continue to backspace and np everything that I type. It helped me realize that creating a less than perfect rough draft of a complete story is infinitely better than agonizing over an emacculate first chapter of a book that will never be com This book was the most useful book on writing I chrks ever read.


Never mind that her books are about gerbil detectives. Or because they think it will make them famous. In the first year, it was a handful of friends in San Francisco; 15 years have passed and nowpeople are expected to start participating in NaNoWriMo on Saturday.

Highly recommended for any writer, especially those who participate or are considering participating in NaNoWriMo. I remember an interview with Nora Roberts in “The New Yorker” long ago where Nora Roberts said this bo exact that the bedrock of all her writing advice is “ass in chair.

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NaNoWriMo is fun stress, but it’s a fair dose of it. It’s a big target, but very doable although I wish it didn’t arrive in the heart of football season. But my fiction never seems to make it to my priority list for the day. Lower your standards and write a novel in a month, then tinker with it until it’s perfect. The book also includes a healthy batch of asides that offer additional advice related to the current topic at hand.

Jan 04, Suzanne rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 Cyris Month NaNoWriMo himself.

Last year, I attempted Nano but sadly, I did not win.

Baty breaks it down to the whys and hows, even going so far as to flag each week of the endeavor by just how broken your brain is going to feel. Jul 13, Jason Koivu rated it it was ok Shelves: It doesn’t have to be good, it just has to get done.