Chris Baty





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“One of the biggest roadblocks I have in the drafting process is self-doubt. I beat myself up about how sloppy the pages are or how cliché the plot might be or how my concept in another author’s hands would be executed better. I am my own worst enemy. A perfection monster.



These evil thoughts creep in every three days or so, and I become paralyzed with doubt. I forget that first drafts are messy... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2015 14:00
Average rating: 3.86 · 4,730 ratings · 622 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
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“A novel rough draft is like bread dough; you need to beat the crap out of it for it to rise.”
Chris Baty, No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

“A deadline is, simply put, optimism in its most kick-ass form. It's a potent force that, when wielded with respect, will level any obstacle in its path. This is especially true when it comes to creative pursuits.”
Chris Baty, No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

“There's an old folk saying that goes: whenever you delete a sentence from your NaNoWriMo novel, a NaNoWriMo angel loses its wings and plummets, screaming, to the ground. Where it will likely require medical attention.”
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