Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Writer's Kit: The Magna Carta



If you know NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), you might know the book NO PLOT? NO PROBLEM, by NaNo creator, Chris Baty.

It is a fun, witty read, yet contains one of the single, most invaluable approaches to writing I've ever utilized. He calls it The Magna Carta.

This exercise asks: "What, to you, makes a good novel?" (pg. 86)

The list defines, in bare bones, everything you want in your book. I literally wrote down everything, like, a hundred bullet points. Magically, your book will contain this list. It's amazing, which is why it's in my Writer's Kit!







Baty also expounds on snacks (essential!)

Get this book.


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