- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st edition (Sept. 15 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811845052
- ISBN-13: 978-0811845052
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 19 cm
- Shipping Weight: 204 g
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #337,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days Paperback – Sep 15 2004
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Every November, tens of thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month and attempt to write a 50,000-word novel. Baty, the brains behind this competition, has produced an uproariously funny motivational manifesto so readers can get a leg-up in his race or in the larger publishing game. The key is to lower your expectations from 'best-seller' to 'would not make someone vomit,' " says Baty, who maintains that stress and a deadline are important parts of writing. Aimed at the nonserious, with an emphasis on summoning creativity and having a life-changing experience, this original approach will appeal to anyone up for a challenge. - Library Journal "
About the Author
Chris Baty is a freelance writer and writing coach whose work has appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, the SF Weekly, and Lonely Planet guidebooks. He lives in Oakland, California.
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I finished writing 2 novels since I wrote this book.
One of them (Teen novel) is launched on Nov 4 (picture atatched) and the other (Adult Suspense-Thriller) will be launched in first quarter of 2016.
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This book tells you how to prepare and how to deal with your schedule when you want to write a novel!Read more