No Plot No Problem – Chris Baty
Published: September 16th 2004 by Chronicle Books
Genre: Writing. Non-Fiction
Date Finished: 25th Novemeber 2011
Rating/ Recommendation: Yes
You've always wanted to write, but . . . just haven't gotten around to it. No Plot? No Problem! is the kick in the pants you've been waiting for.
Let Chris Baty, founder of the rockin' literary marathon National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo), guide you through four exciting weeks of hard-core noveling. Baty's pep talks and essential survival strategies cover the initial momentum and energy of Week One, the critical "plot flashes" of Week Two, the "Can I quit now?" impulses of Week Three, and the champagne and roar of the crowd during Week Four. 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.
So what are you waiting for? The No Plot? approach worked for the thousands of people who've signed up for NaNoWriMo, and it can work for you! Let No Plot? No Problem! help you get fired up and on the right track.
It’s Nanowriomo time again and for those of you who are participating, either it being your first time or your tenth time I urge you to go out and source No Plot, No Problem that comes in both a standalone book and a kit [depending on where you find i.t] This book is packed with hints, tips humour and exercises for planning, plotting, winging it and outlining before Nano itself. There are also four segregated chapters tackling each week during the month and what you can expect.
I love Chris Baty and his approach to writing and Nanowrimo. The only bad thing about this companion book is that it is addictive reading and I had to stop myself sneaking a peak at the next week’s chapter before the week was finished. I have learned so much about the drafting process from this book that I would recommend it for writers of any age, of any genre at any time of the year.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nanowriomo check out the site. November is drawing to an end this year, but there is always next year and I look forward to hearing about the many novels written during Novemeber 2011.
Nanowrimo Websiste: http://www.nanowrimo.org