Chris Baty: “No Plot? No Problem” | Talks at Google

Chris Baty founded National Novel Writing Month, the largest writing event in the world, in 1999. Nearly 500,000 people sign up each year to write novels and realize their creative dreams. He’s published several books on his unique brand of creativity, including No Plot, No Problem, and Ready, Set, Novel. Additionally, his work has appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, The Believer, and AFAR. He lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a teacher, speaker, and writer.

No Plot, No Problem:

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. Chris has completely revised and expanded his definitive handbook for extreme noveling, No Plot, No Problem, which will be released this September. 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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