No Plot? No Problem!
Paperback: 200 pages
Revised and Expanded Edition: A Low-stress, High-velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
Publisher: Chronicle Books (September 16, 2014)
Kindle: 1768 KB
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (September 16, 2014)
Available on Amazon
Yes to NaNo?
A lot of people I know, (including my doctor, believe it or not), really have fun participating in National Novel Writing Month, which runs through the month of November. I'm on the fence myself on whether or not to try it this year, after I failed spectacularly the first time I tried it, sometime back in the last decade.
NaNoWriMo, in it's own words, is:
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.
On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.
While I mull it over, in honor of NaNoWriMo I thought I would mention the now-classic book by the founder of NaNoWriMo, Chris Baty: No Plot? No Problem! Here's the blurb:
Chris Baty, founder of the wildly successful literary marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling. Chris pulls from over 15 years of results-oriented writing experience to pack this compendium with new tips and tricks, ranging from week-by-week quick reference guides to encouraging advice from authors, and much more. His motivating mix of fearless optimism and practical solutions to common excuses gives both first-time novelists and results-oriented writers the kick-start they need to embark on an exhilarating creative adventure.
The Kindle version is only $1.99 so I will probably get my own copy now to help me decide.
Reviewed by VM on October 30, 2016