No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris BatyYouve always wanted to write, but . . . just havent gotten around to it. No Plot? No Problem! is the kick in the pants youve 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. Batys 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 youre a first-time novelist who just cant 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 whove 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.
The No plot? No problem! : novel writing kit
Love it or hate it, NaNoWriMo is coming. In the first year, it was a handful of friends in San Francisco; 15 years have passed and now , people are expected to start participating in NaNoWriMo on Saturday. In , , adults started NaNoWriMo plus another 89, students , but not all of them crossed the 50,word finish line. Writing a novel is hard. NaNoWriMo tries to make it possible. NaNoWriMo provides collective support and procrastination via its website, emails and offline gatherings around the world. No Problem!
Get fun and helpful advice from former participants, plus official stickers from NaNoWriMo headquarters and other inspiring goodies that will power you through the month. Sign up at nanowrimo. Marvin Auditorium. Fiction Writing: Come Write In NaNoWriMo participants meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, compete in word wars and further their plots. Bring laptops for a creative and frantic writing session to increase word counts. Some events are cosponsored and held at the library.
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. But you can choose any month you'd like and follow the advice in this guide. However, it's bound to be more fun when you know there are tens of thousands of other people all over the country—the world even—doing the same thing. You may even find time to connect with some of them via NaNoWriMo's forums or in person through your local Municipal Liaison. This thing gets bigger every year.
See a Problem?
Welcome to the start of Week 2. No Problem! When your brain has checked out and neglected to leave a forwarding address. Whenever you do skip a writing day, though, be sure to make up the words within a couple of days. As you know all too well by now, every day you skip steers you another 1, words off course. If you have to take on some word debt to keep burnout at bay, do so.