Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.
Anyone can participate. just do the following.
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t  give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

My teaser this week is from No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty, founder of the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). November is the month for the novel writing, so I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at his book before it starts. 

My teaser sentences come from p.90:
"Brainstorm, make lists, and give every silly idea that occurs to you a chance to make a case for why it should be in your book. After a week of mulling, massing, and discarding, you will have a few book ideas you love and a handful you can live with. And then the fun will begin. "

So, the idea is to have some ideas about your novel before you go into NaNoWriMo and start pounding away. Nothing written in stone, but some vague directions or an outline of some kind can help you when things get slow. I like the idea of brainstorming the ideas that you might want to include and giving them a try out. I am still at that stage. 

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Have you in the past? This will be a first for me. 

And where is your teaser from this week? Give us a taste or a link in the comments so we can check it out.
As always, thanks for coming by.