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No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress,…
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No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel… (edição 2004)

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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.… (mais)
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Título:No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days
Autores:Chris Baty (Autor)
Informação:Chronicle Books (2004), Edition: First Printing, 176 pages
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The textbook of my favourite writing challenge! Some backstory on how NaNoWriMo came to be that is fun to read, some planning and plotting advise, editing advise at the very end, and in the middle weekly chapters for those attempting to write something resembling a novel/50.000 words in a month. Those weekly chapters really helped me get through with once again, and I am therefore really happy with this book. ( )
  Silja_Camilla | Oct 24, 2021 |
Want to laugh while writing 50,000 words in 30 days? This book is for you. “No Plot, No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days” by Chris Baty puts your inner insanity to work for you.

Baty, who founded the National Novel Writing Month contest, writes this book assuming the following:

You want to write a novel.
Having knowledge of how to write a novel is optional.
The book’s writing style is engaging and casual with enough sarcasm and off-beat humor that made me smile and, at times, laugh out loud. It is one part motivational speech, two parts coaching and one part tutorial on how to psych yourself up to get you write.

The book is short (about 50,000 words… hmm coincidence?), punchy and has lots of excerpts from people who have experienced NaNoWriMo (as National Novel Writing Month is called) first hand.

There is one excerpt in particular that strikes me as the most important in the entire book. “A Writer, Recharged by Gayle Brandeis” on page 163 demonstrates how this insane technique, writing a complete novel in 30 days, can recharge and revitalize a published author breaking the crust of publisher and audience expectations by writing with complete abandon.

One last note: Baty takes the noun novel and uses it as an action verb: I novel; you novel; he, she, it novels; they go noveling (gerund form), etc. And why not? Writing a novel is an active process that is different from writing a letter or a twitter update. So why not? ( )
  gluegun | Jul 27, 2021 |
I now want NaNoWriMo to start at the beginning of March, so this book must be doing something right. ( )
  CharlotteBurt | Feb 1, 2021 |
It was good, but it was more focused on NANOWRIMO than I was hoping. That's not a bad thing, just a difference in expectation. Still, it was well written and has some great advice. ( )
  b_coli | Nov 25, 2020 |
I've tried Nano and it didn't work for me. My process requires me to write in a different way than is described in this book. That said, there are tips in the book which are useful to new authors. I would be the last one to say the advice in this book is no good simply because it does not work for me.

The thing any writer must do with books on how to write is to hold on to the tips that work and let go of the ones which don't. Each writer must find their own path and what works for some may not work for others.

This was an interesting view into what works for the man who created Nano.
  DebraParmley | Dec 29, 2018 |
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One of the things month-long noveling does is get your sense of scale all out of whack. This is done intentionally, because anyone with a realistic sense of perspective wouldn't try to write a novel in a month. (170)
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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.

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