Are you still searching for an idea or need some additional incentive for your NaNo Prep?
Here are a list of books and tools you might find helpful.
No Plot? No Problem – A Low Stress High Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty – This is THE book if you’re doing NaNoWriMo as its written by the founder, Chris Baty. There’s a newly revised, updated and expanded version available.
Ready Set Novel – Plan and Plot Your Upcoming Masterpiece – Also written by Baty and others from NaNoWriMo
No Plot? No Problem Novel Writing Kit – Comes with a booklet, button, calendar, etc.
First Draft in 30 Days – A Novel Writer’s System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript by Karen S. Wiesner
Book in a Month – The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
Amazing Story Generator – Creates Thousands of Writing Prompts by Jason Sacher – This is a fun book. Some of the ideas are wacky but could generate a story idea you wouldn’t have thought of in a million years!
The Storymatic – Six Trillion Stories in One Little Box – It’s filled with cards that you can mix and match to come up with ideas for stories.
Where Do You Get Your Ideas. – A Writer’s Guide to Transforming Notions into Narratives – Just what the title says. A guide to coming up with ideas for your stories.
These last two books are less about writing a book in a month but more about keeping your sanity while doing so.
The Kick-Ass Writer – 1001 Ways to Write Great Fiction, Get Published & Earn Your Audience by Chuck Wendig
Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path – The Journey from Frustration to Fulfillment by Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott – I HIGHLY recommend you get this book and read it because you’ll find that even after finishing your novel on a month, there are more pitfalls, detours, howling caverns of despair on the writer’s path. This book will help you not only navigate them but enjoy the process.
If you have any books you’d like to share please do.
Keep on prepping!