If you're considering trying out National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), or want to write a novel and don't know where to start, this is a great book to pick up. It gives you a place to begin, and a week by week roadmap. The words therein offer plenty of tips and cheerleading to keep you on track. On the other hand, if you're a long time veteran of NaNoWriMo you're not going to find much here that you don't already know. Then again, this book isn't aimed toward those who know they can take on such a crazy endeavor and succeed - this book is for those who are new to the adventure and need some encouragement.