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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Dec 07, Moa rated it really liked it.

It was my chriis class in grad school, and the entire purpose of the class was to draft a complete novel from start to finish during a single semester.

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Jul 12, Laura Leaney rated it liked it. This was an amusing, somewhat motivating, book to read. Jul 13, Jason Koivu rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 19, Richard rated it liked it Shelves: 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. It isn’t a guide to plotting or character development or world-building. Are you a Pantser, Plotter, or Quilter? Learn how your comment data is processed. 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.

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.

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

Free-flow writing is like having the shits. Oct 26, Yzabel Ginsberg rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Write 50, words in 30 days. But so far there is no NaNoEditMo. This book was our guide. Be the first to comment Hide Comments. The book also includes a healthy batch of asides that offer additional advice related to the current batj at hand.


You This book is the companion monkey, printed bwty 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. A lot of coffee.

Lower your standards and write haty novel in a month, then tinker with it until it’s perfect. I will never get a novel written if I continue to backspace and delete everything that I type. However, a mess of a rough draft is often what you get if you start a novel at your own pace anyhow.

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.

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, it could be due to my lack of willpower. What, writing a novel in 30 days? But that’s another story. I put No Oroblem Stephen King’s On Writing was surprisingly informative. It might be useful for new writers, who are sometimes afraid of or anxious to place word to paper.

For those already comfortable curis edit-free tangential writing, all the better! You will give yourself permission to write, as Anne Lamott succinctly describes chrs, the shitty first draft. To all Nanowrimos everywhere! It may touch on some or many of those issues, but that’s not what the book is about. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Never mind that her books are about gerbil detectives. I borrowed this copy from my library but might just buy it so I can revisit bwty every time I throw myself into a new first draft.

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

Having a deadline is a great way to force you to write, but will it produce a work you can be proud of? By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. If the book falls short anywhere, it’s that it almost feels too specific to NaNoWriMo, reminding you that life is going to go back to normal, you’ll see your friends again, etc, after you cross the finish line.

Having the impetus or extraneous force of a schedule and a community of likemindeds compelling one to just bloody write is not a bad thing. They do it because they like to compete; […] because it feels really, really nice to just lose themselves in the visceral pleasure of an activity.

They were encouraging, funny, clever, and caring, and for me they were one of the highlights of the NaNo expe I’m such a huge fan of Chris Baty’s, I’m surprised I’d never picked this up before. If that kind of impetus isn’t within you already this may not chria the profession for you.

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.