Finish the Damn Book!: An Inspirational Guide to Writing

Finish the Damn Book!: An Inspirational Guide to Writing

by Martin McConnell

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BN ID: 2940154131695
Publisher: Martin McConnell
Publication date: 04/28/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

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 If you would like to receive updates on his current projects, send him an email at

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

Afterward 114

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

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