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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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads ptoblem. I was, thankfully, Confession: Baty talks throughout about the frenetic pace required and massive amounts of caffeine that will be necessary while you blow off friends, family, and routine everyday activities like sleeping and showering for 30 days. The problem with the book is that it is all peptalk, and no substance.

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

Books by Chris Baty. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’m one of those people.

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. I firmly believe that lack of a deadline or goal can be a big problem for people. NaNoWriMoguide you through four exciting weeks of problek noveling. National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo 1 9 Sep 10, Forget Strunk and White. And by Prepare, I mean, waste time doing things that are not writing to prepare yourself to write.

The second reason I call it misleading is that it would be more accurate to subtitle it ” You can read the whole book upfront to gain insights and tips about jo 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.


You’ll get that book finished soon enough, and it won’t be a tragic mess. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel but don’t know where to begin, or if you’re just curious about his whole NaNoWriMo extravaganza, I recommend Baty’s guidebook.

11 spoilers from the NaNoWriMo guide ‘No Plot? No Problem!’ – Los Angeles Times

I didn’t discover Chris Baty’s book until the last year. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It’s not that we’re lazy, it’s that there is so much else to do. It makes me so frustrated that I eventually just give up entirely.

Fortunately, Baty has a range of suggestions to keep you soldiering on whilst your inner editor is away at the equivalent of a mental boarding kennel. But low-stress has nothing to do with it.

I always get articles written on time after all, if I don’t write them, I don’t eat. The book is broken into two sections. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,word novel by They do it because the challenge of the game simply feels good.

To ask other readers questions about No Plot? Any book on writing will offer something. Nowadays, the pep talks are done by successful authors, some of whom first drafted their bestsellers during NaNo. This book was the most useful book on writing I have ever read.

I have put away my draft for the time being.

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

I am reluctant to give this a star rating. People who’d like to write a novel. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. As someone who has participated in NaNo for years, it was mostly things I heard before. I, once again and undertaking the task of NaNoWriMo next month. I feel into the trap that so many others fall into. But you can choose any month you’d like and follow the advice in this guide.


This is an over inflated introduction to NaNoWriMo, and nothing more.

I avoided this book for years due to an overwhelming aversion to the title and all the stupidity it implies. Chris Baty is after all the architect of this insane month that demands you type like there is no tomorrow and finish a novel in 30 days. Some of bary 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.

This one is fun, although the title is more than a touch misleading – it’s about the National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo event that takes place every November although, of course, anyone is free to attempt it in any other month they choose.

No Problem is a must read for anyone considering the crazy, wild idea of writing a novel in 30 days. Here we have the brain-parent himself to explain its idealist college student origins.

The book also includes a healthy batch of asides that offer additional advice related chriw the current topic at hand.

Chdis realized, even though I knew it all along, to be successful, I need to let that go. Way to reduce a creative endeavor into something minor, without 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 it is. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.