Some people spend time plotting their novels before they write. Others write their novels by the seat of their pants; they go with the flow. What type of writer are you?
How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson asks and answers that question. Ingermanson does a great job of showing the writing process, while teaching the reader exactly what they need to know to learn how to follow the Snowflake Method. The fast read intrigues you without sounding like an instructional manual.
If you struggle deciding whether you are one or the other, consider reading about the Snowflake Method.