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ISBN13: 9780811854832
ISBN10: 0811854833
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Aspiring novelists don't need an MFA in creative writing, a book agent, an airtight plot, or a winsome cast of characters to get a novel written — they don't even need to know what they're doing. All that's needed is a little determination and this high-octane kit to kick motivation into overdrive and inspire users to produce a 50,000-word book in an exhilarating, invigorating month long Noveling Adventure.


  • 48-page booklet
  • 31 Daily Noveling Briefs — recommended allowances of writing advice and activities for every day of the noveling month
  • Guided, month long, displayable log for keeping track of progress
  • Motivational materials, pep-talking letters, and commitment coupons
  • The Mighty Badge of the Triumphant Wordsmith

About the Author

Author Chris Baty is a writing cheerleader who founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999. Since then, the November writing escapade has grown to include 60,000 participants from all over the world.

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Sam Simnitt, February 25, 2009 (view all comments by Sam Simnitt)
I checked it out at a library and I actually liked it. It wasn't too bad. I dislike some of his approaches, but I have to admit it motivated.
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Elizabeth McNally, June 29, 2008 (view all comments by Elizabeth McNally)
The only book on novel-writing that actually led me to write a novel! With at least a dozen unfinished novels under my belt, it wasn't until I read Chris Baty's book that I was able to finally complete a first draft. Maybe all the other how-to books that I've bought and read through the years will help me to polish my stories, but when I really want to complete that first draft, I turn to Baty's wonderfully inspirational book and anxiously await National Novel Writing Month. Every writer or would-be writer should have a copy of this indispensable guide!
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Baty, Chris
Chronicle Books (CA)
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