This isn't about grammar or syntax, it's a wake up call for anyone who wants to write a book.
You can attend all the writing conferences you want, but the simple truth is that you can’t grow as a writer without actually getting words on a page. This manual is the accumulation of ten years drafting novels, novellas, short stories, and screenplays, distilled into a short, inspirational guide that should be next to every typewriter.
It started off as a response to a Quora post: "How do you write a novel?"
Most aspiring-authors never get a shot at the big publishing contract, because they don’t finish the first draft. Fear, distractions, whatever. I’ll show you how to finish your draft in weeks, not years.
I have no superpowers, and yet I regularly spit out 6,000 to 10,000 words when I'm drafting a book. This book will show you how you can, too. It's filled with all the coaching you need to get fired up enough to complete your next creative project fast, whether that's writing a novel, a song, or any other artistic endeavor. The ideas apply to anything artistic, even starting a business.
By the way. I wrote the first draft of this book in one day.
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About the Author
Martin McConnell holds a Physics degree from SIUE, and when he isn't writing speculative fiction and working as a Content Creator, he's motivating other authors, stargazing, reading, or playing Kerbal Space Program. He avidly encourages everyone he meets to seize control of their dreams by driving their own plot. You can find him on twitter @spottedgeckgo, or at his website writefarmlive.com. If you would like to receive updates on his current projects, send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
How This Book is Arranged 3
Part I : The First Draft 5
1. How I Finished the Damn Book 7
2. Write Something Every Day 15
3. Start Today, Right Now 23
4. Don’t Draft a Finished Novel 33
5. Writer’s Block is Bullshit 41
6. No. I Don’t Need a Day Off 49
7. Ragged Out and Writing 57
Part II : Post Draft 63
8. Start the Next Book 65
9. Build a Social Platform, NOW 73
10. Write Fast, Publish Slow 81
11. Edit Fast 89
12. Query Letter Hell 99
13. Don’t be an Aspiring Author 107
Appendix A: Inspirational Quotes 117
Appendix B: Recommended Reading 125
Appendix C: Kick-Ass Writing Websites 127
Appendix D: Story Submission Format 129
Appendix E: Writer’s Glossary 133