Monday, November 4, 2013

NaNoWriMo: Who is Chris Baty?

According to his website:

Chris Baty accidentally founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999, and oversaw the event's growth from 21 friends to more than 300,000 writers in 90 countries. Chris now serves as a Board Member Emeritus for NaNoWriMo, teaches classes on writing and creativity through Stanford University's Writer's Studio, makes posters, and endlessly revises his own novels and screenplays. He's the author of No Plot? No Problem! and the co-author of Ready, Set, Novel. His quest for the perfect cup of coffee is ongoing, and will likely kill him someday.
Have you ever "accidentally founded" (or created or devised) anything?
Uh. Not me.


  1. Chris sounds like my kinda of guy! First he creates something amazing by accident and he loves coffee. It doesn't get any better than that!

    The only thing I've devised by accident is a driving shortcut and that was after getting lost :{

  2. He's quite a creative guy. NaNo is a good concept. Yay, Chris!

    I have. Some of the best things happen entirely by accident. :-)

  3. Wow, I had no idea of the Nano origins. Pretty funny.
    I suggested a friend start a Facebook group about something really niche and geeky, and a week later it had 1k members. Whoops!

  4. I love that his little idea has exploded into something so huge and amazing. :)