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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Vacuuming the stairs always seems more important. Do you like spending time ploot about what food you eat, and how to shirk respons This is not a well written book nor is this a good guide to writing a novel of your own. It might be useful proble new writers, who are sometimes afraid of or anxious to place word to paper.

It’s inexpensive enough for that to be a sane thing to do.

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

The humor grew a little old for me and while there were gems of insight, I felt like it was lacking some depth. You’ll get that book finished soon enough, and it won’t be a tragic mess.

Some of those topics are touched on in different capacities, but the true purpose of this book is to encourage and inspire you to get a completed draft down as fast as possible. 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.

Or because they think it will make them famous. Just don’t count on getting any good advice on how to make what you write sound decent. There is a nice little section full of advice by each week of Nano which can be a great help and motivator particularly if you’re very, very behind on word counts!

After all, none of those other things matter very much if you never start writing. I also thought the advice was probllem a peoblem strange. This book is designed to help you power through. Oct 15, Charlie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Others don’t write their books with publication as the ultimate goal, but simply enjoy the creative challenge.

Are you a Pantser, Plotter, or Quilter? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: And by Prepare, I mean, waste time doing things that are not writing to prepare yourself to write.

It is, however, the best book probem a writer looking to play the “finish a novel in 30 days” game that Baty originated. It’s not that we’re lazy, it’s that there is so much else to do.

Last year, I attempted Nano but sadly, I did not win. This isn’t a book on grammar or style. NaNoWriMo is fun stress, but it’s a fair dose of it.

I was not going to attempt something so ridiculous as writing a complete novel in 30 days. This book is essentially a guide book on how to write a novel in a month.

And then the author I’m assuming tried making the book entertaining by adding extra little activities to do whilst writing a novel. And if you don’t want to make writing a profession there is even less reason to do Nanowrimo.

Aug 19, Richard rated it liked it Shelves: I want to be able to think I could write a novel in 30 days, but frankly I know I’m not capable of doing so.

Strunk and White’s slim The Elements of Style is great if you’re like me and suck at grammar.

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

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. Many others are self-published. 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.

The first discusses how to prepare for your writing journey. Maybe this book is not for me, but I have seen it works for my friends OK, this book slap me, if I cannot write a novel, chrls could be due to my lack of willpower.

And when it’s all over, he recommends taking a breather, then getting started on editing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. There are also a mass of quotes from other ‘winners’ as to what advise they have. I might as well copy 50, words out of the dictionary. The complete calendar is here. You can read the whole book upfront to gain insights and tips about this wacky exercise, or you can use it as a personal adviser during the NaNoWriMo event itself, reading the individual weekly chapters at the appropriate time.

All-in-all, a fun, easy read that could be a good resource for a WriMo. This book was our guide. 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 have ever read.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad concept, forcing yourself to write a rough draft within 30 days. Quotes from No Plot?