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Topic subject52. No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty
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939, 52. No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty
Posted by alissaameth, Wed Aug-11-10 10:33 PM
Writing, 176 pages.

This is written primarily for NaNoWriMo (www.nanowrimo.org) participants, and is written very humorously. For all the humor, however, it wasn't as helpful as I was expecting it to be. After seven years of doing NaNo, I felt like I'd already heard of everything in that book and already knew which parts work for me and which parts don't. For instance, all the advice about just letting go and going wild. Not worrying about quality yet, etc. That's all over the NaNo forums in November, as were most of the tips and strategies in this book.

I enjoyed reading it just because it was funny, but didn't find it particularly useful from a writer's perspective. Just a good reminder that trying something and finishing it is important, if it's important to you.