NaNo Book Recommendations

Mental Mist requested a few book recommendations for NaNoWriMo. Truthfully, the nature of the challenge negates the need for books entirely.

NaNoWriMo is all about finishing a 50,000-word novel manuscript in 30 days. If you break it down, that means 1,667 words each day, which doesn’t lend itself to reading a lot of the time. Therefore, I can only make one recommendation that’s specific to the challenge itself. I’ve still got a bunch of book recommendations available via the tag of the same name. Those should grow in the near future.

The one book I’ll recommend is written by the creator himself, Chris Baty. It’s No Plot? No Problem!. It takes you through a bit of preparation that you should read before the month starts, then gives weekly pep talks and advice. This, along with the web site’s weekly e-mails, should keep any floundering writers going.

Otherwise, I’d not encourage too much reading during the month of November. Writing really should rule that month completely. Good luck to any fellow participants. I’ll write more on this subject as November approaches.

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~ by Jake Miller on 6 July, 2008.

2 Responses to “NaNo Book Recommendations”

  1. Hey thanks Jake :)!… I actually want to get hold of a few winning entries, including yours, just to see how creativity works in these conditions …. I could never enter that contest, I am rubbish under pressure 😦 …

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