Finish the Damn Book

I've also added a bunch of content to the original message, and this book has become an inspiration to all aspiring-authors to drop the aspiring label, and finish the damn book! By the way. I drafted this book in one day.

Author: Martin McConnell


ISBN: 1946938041



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This isn't a book on 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 insightful book is the accumulation of everything I've learned about writing over the last ten years, distilled into a short inspirational guide that should be next to every typewriter. It started off simply, a response to a Quora post, but somehow it wasn't enough. There's an old saying:"The one thing that you absolutely must do to win a race, is finish the race." Yet most aspiring-authors never even get a shot at the big publishing contract, because they don't ever finish the first draft. Fear, distractions, whatever. You have to push all that shit to the side and concentrate on your book. I did it, and you can too. I'll show you how to finish your draft in weeks, not years. I'm not special. I have no superpowers, and yet I readily crank out novels and novellas, short stories and poetry. I've learned the writing process through hard work and determination, and my goal with this book is to unlock that same drive in you. It's short, to the point, and filled with all the coaching you need to finish your damn book. I've also added a bunch of content to the original message, and this book has become an inspiration to all aspiring-authors to drop the aspiring label, and finish the damn book! By the way. I drafted this book in one day.

Fix Your Damn Book

Accept that you will not catch every mistake or end up with a 'perfect' book. You may come back after finishing your edits and further revise the opening ...

Author: James Osiris Baldwin

Publisher: Gift Horse Productions

ISBN: 9780994407023

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Have you finished a novel manuscript? Wondering what to do next? Fix Your Damn Book! is a self-help manual for writers who have finished a manuscript – a novel, novella, short story, or serial – and who want to self-edit their work to a professional standard and get it on the market. In this instructional and occasionally hilarious book, James Osiris Baldwin – an author and editor with over 8 years of experience as a freelance and staff editor – explains his technique for painlessly and successfully polishing your manuscript to a perfect glow. Fix Your Damn Book! will: • Introduce you to the seven essential components of successful editing; • Help you get in the right headspace to edit your own work; • Teach you to objectively diagnose problems in your manuscript; • Walk you through the secrets of developmental editing and line editing; • Teach you hacks for sharpening your story, character, and dialogue; • Guide you through copy-editing and grammar, including a copy-editing essentials checklist; • Give you guidelines on recruiting and making the most out of your first readers; • Cover proofreading and publishing. You will also find a special section on writing and editing query letters, advice on developing characters and stories, a list of the best software to help you write and edit, and much more! If you want to write faster, edit stronger, master the craft of storytelling, and ensure your book is something to be proud of before you put it on the market, Fix Your Damn Book! is the how-to book for you.

For New Salespeople the Best Damn Book about the Profession of Elling Period

67 The Best Damn Book About The Profession Of $elling . ... person who interrupts, either to change the subject or to finish the speaker's remark for him.

Author: H. B. Rutstein


ISBN: 9780615165134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

View: 538


THREE Books In One! "IF YOU ARE A NEW SALESPERSON; THIS TEXTBOOK WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU! Plus you have The Best Damn Glossary Of Selling Terms & The Best Damn Quotes About Selling & Success. THREE, THAT'S ACTUALLY 3 BOOKS IN ONE!!! THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL SELLING TOOL FOR CLO$ING SALES, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, AT ANY PRICE! This 155 page INTERACTIVE, WORKBOOK SIZED TEXTBOOK COURSE is the story of one of the greatest salesmen of all time, the wonderful and humble Oscar "Blackie" Rutstein (1922 - 2002). He teaches you how he very successfully sold for over 40 years that gave him massive success.

Morality by Degrees

He subsequently encouraged me to develop the scalar approach into a book for ... and I have been repeatedly pressed to “hurry up and finish the damn book” ...

Author: Alastair Norcross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192583598

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 458


In Morality by Degrees, Alastair Norcross articulates and defends a radical new approach to ethical theory. Consequentialist theories of the right connect the rightness and wrongness (and related notions) of actions with the intrinsic goodness and badness of states of affairs consequential on those actions. The most popular such theory is maximization, which is said to demand of agents that they maximize the good, that they do the best they can, at all times. Thus it may seem that consequentialist theories are overly demanding, and, relatedly, that they cannot accommodate the phenomenon of going above and beyond the demands of duty. However, a clear understanding of consequentialism leaves no room for a theory of the right, at least not at the fundamental level of the theory. A consequentialist theory, such as utilitarianism, is a theory of how to rank outcomes, and derivatively actions, which provides reasons for choosing some actions over others. It is thus a purely scalar theory, with no demands that certain actions be performed, and no fundamental classification of actions as right or wrong. However, such notions may have pragmatic benefits at the level of application, since many people find it easier to guide their conduct by simple commands, rather than to think in terms of reasons of varying strength to do one thing rather than another. A contextualist semantics for various terms, such as ", ", ", when combined with the scalar approach to consequentialism, allows for the expression of truth-apt propositions with sentences containing such terms.

Unabashedly Yours

I was going to finish the damn book and she would go deal with whatever that shit was. When she was back, we could talk about it.

Author: Amy Oliveira

Publisher: Amy Oliveira

ISBN: 9781838191030

Category: Fiction

Page: 571

View: 935


"If you are looking for a great read with a feminist feel and amazing writing, that’s the book for you." - Book reviewer Unabashedly Yours is a love letter to the romance genre itself... When a cynic and a romance author are stuck together in an office, who will get the last word? Darren has never had a day in his life that wasn’t completely under his control. Rina never had control over anything in her life, besides a fierce determination of becoming a great romance author. Nothing drives her crazy like the practical way Darren chooses to live without love and nothing drives him crazier than Rina herself. Rina only saw the work as a legal assistant as a temporary stop on her journey to live in a big city, while Darren was always perfectly content in his life as a small-town attorney. They spend their daily workdays between bickering, dealing with the town’s crazy residents, and a little bit of passive aggression (Are lawyers people?). Will a big new case make them bond and let Darren finally see the world through his pink-haired assistant’s romantic eyes? And what will that mean for her plans of leaving Yellow Meadows? *For romantic bookworms and pink haired believers.

The Best Damn Pool Instruction Book Period

He calls this the SET , PAUSE , and FINISH . What this basically means is after you are in position and have taken several warm up strokes and are satisfied ...

Author: Ron Schneider

Publisher: Frederick Fell Publishers

ISBN: 0883911310

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 227

View: 418


An instructional book on how to play pocket billiards in a simple and concise teaching format.


However, we figured since we knew the finish, and we worked each other often, we could "call it on the fly" out there in the ring. During a pivotal point in ...


Publisher: JAYSON PAUL




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Have you ever wondered what happened to some of your favorite superstars with so much promise that never made it? Have you ever asked yourself, "What kind of drama do these larger than life superstars find themselves into when the cameras are off?" Do you want to be a superstar in the world of wrestling? Do you know exactly what you're getting yourself into? Want to know the four letter word that has ended more wrestling careers than steroids, pills, and Alcohol combined? HEAT! HEAT [heet] noun - A dark cloud that follows a wrestler after a personal conflict or misunderstanding between two individuals or more backstage. JTG, one half of one of the hottest tag teams in current WWE history better known as CRYME TYME will pull back the curtain and take you behind the scenes into the world of wrestling, sharing controversial yet hilarious stories on how he battled heat. Join JTG on this incredibly entertaining and epic journey, while he pisses off more people for writing this book!!! (ANONYMOUS SUPERSTAR WHO DOES'NT WANT HEAT SAYS...…) Absolutely hilarious !!!! JTG's stories gives a good sneak peek into the sub-culture of the wrestling business. Fan of JTG or not, this is a absolute MUST read for all wrestling fans and definitely for every inspiring wrestler who wants to get into the business.

Write and Edit the Damn Book

In this book you will, *Learn the scaffolding of story structure, and how to use it. *Capitalize on plotting tips that even a Pantser can get behind.*Understand the seven forms of conflict and how to apply them for the biggest payoff. ...

Author: Katie Salidas


ISBN: 9798580928388


Page: 217

View: 674


Writing A Book Is Not Simply Putting Words On The Page. Okay, yes, it is literally putting words on the page, but a truly spectacular book is more than just a written stream of consciousness. Crafting a complete and compelling story is work. Hard work. It is late night fights with uncooperative characters, bouts of crippling impostor syndrome, and the taunting blink of the cursor on the empty page as you struggle to pry those unwilling words from the deepest recesses of your mind.Writing looks a lot easier from the other side of the book. You can armchair quarterback all your favorite novelists, but until you put that butt in the chair and bang out that first full draft, you can't truly appreciate the struggle. Stressed Out Authors, The Solution Is Here! In this book you will, *Learn the scaffolding of story structure, and how to use it. *Capitalize on plotting tips that even a Pantser can get behind.*Understand the seven forms of conflict and how to apply them for the biggest payoff. *Discover the secret sauce to creating compelling characters. *Access cheat sheets to help you revise your story with flair. *Utilize word swaps to add sizzle to your scene. *Employ simple self-editing practices that will make your copyeditor love you. With over 30 published works to her name, and years spent providing editing, coaching, and publishing help to other indie authors, Katie Salidas is a veteran of the publishing trenches. She's battled writer's block, faced the firing squad of feedback and reviews, felt the sting of an editor's red pen, and sacrificed more than a few of her favorite words for the greater good of a story. She's been in your shoes, and is here to show you, with a little tough love (you'll thank her for it later), how to get through it all and finally finish that damn book you've been dreaming of writing. Your readers are waiting. Write (and edit) that damn book, already!

Suspension of Disbelief

“I can't finish the book in half an hour.” “Bullshit. Two months ago you showed me a rough draft, ... “You write the damn ending.” “Believe me, I would.

Author: Tim Maleeny

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488094804

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 297


Prepare for edge-of-your-seat suspense in this Thriller Short. Originally published in THRILLER 2 (2009), edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler. In this Thriller Short, bestselling author Tim Maleeny provides a classic tale laced with moments of dark comedy. Relationships between an author and his editor can sometimes turn contentious, but none more so than that between blockbuster novelist Jim Masterson and his editor Carl Ransom. When Masterson winds up with writer’s block and can’t figure out how to end his new manuscript, he comes dangerously close to not meeting his deadline. So Ransom pays Masterson a visit to prod his author into finishing the book, and that’s when things get dicey…creating an ending no one saw coming. Don’t miss any of these exciting stories from Thriller 2: The Weapon by Jeffery Deaver Remaking by Blake Crouch Iced by Harry Hunsicker Justice Served by Mariah Stewart The Circle by David Hewson Roomful of Witnesses by R.L. Stine The House on Pine Terrace by Phillip Margolin The Desert Here and the Desert Far Away by Marcus Sakey On the Run by Carla Neggers Can You Help Me Out Here? by Robert Ferrigno Crossed Double by Joe Hartlaub The Lamented by Lawrence Light Vintage Death by Lisa Jackson Suspension of Disbelief by Tim Maleeny A Calculated Risk by Sean Chercover The Fifth World by Javier Sierra Ghost Writer by Gary Braver Through a Veil Darkly by Kathleen Antrim Bedtime for Mr. Li by David J. Montgomery Protecting the Innocent by Simon Wood Watch Out for My Girl by Joan Johnston Killing Time by Jon Land Boldt’s Broken Angel by Ridley Pearson

Start a Revolution Stop Acting Like a Library

Icould have never written this book without you. ... and then offering her compassionate wordsof wisdom, “Ben, quit whining and just finish the damn book.

Author: Ben Bizzle

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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“But this is how we’ve always done it!” Objections to taking a fresh tack are about as common as budget shortfalls, and the two are more closely related than you might think. At the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas, Bizzle and his colleagues defied common practices by using creative risk-taking in marketing and outreach to transform their library into a dynamic institution that continues to grow and thrive. Here they recount their story, sharing techniques for success alongside a provocative marketing philosophy that will spur libraries to move beyond their comfort zone. Focusing on creative ways to pull patrons in rather than just push the library out, this book Steers libraries towards defining their brand, explaining why it is crucial to meeting the needs of their users and potential usersOffers strategies for getting stakeholders on board and engaged, including how to address budgeting concernsDemonstrates the importance of the library’s website as the digital “main branch” of the library, with guidance for creating and promoting itDetails the systematic marketing campaign undertaken at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, encompassing both traditional and new media channels such as billboards, posters, newspapers, TV and radio, and mobile technologyTakes the mystery out of how to use social media platforms as public awareness tools, complete with detailed strategies and step-by-step instructionsShows how to pull it all together into a manageable campaign through strong leadership and teamworkBy the time readers have finished this book, they’ll have a roadmap for revolution at their own institution.


I also needed money if I was ever going to finish this damn book, and I agreed to write the screen adaptation of Norman Mailer's novel The Deer Park.

Author: John Gregory Dunne

Publisher: Zola Books

ISBN: 9781939126221

Category: Biography & Autobiography


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“Funny, outrageous, cynical, and spellbinding.”—People magazine. In this first-ever digital edition of John Gregory Dunne’s acclaimed collection Crooning, readers find evidence from the get-go confirming the writer’s reputation as one of the most clear-seeing, incisive observers of the American cultural and political scene. In sixteen sharp, distinctively voiced essays, Dunne profiles a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter who three decades later passed himself off as a young Chicano novelist; considers the Kennedy men and conservative William F. Buckley, takes us inside California’s labyrinthine water politics and criminal justice system, details the workings of the Los Angeles county morgue, and is on the ground observing in Jerusalem just weeks before the intifada enveloped the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1987. Here, too, are superbly entertaining accounts of the Hollywood star system and studio machine, Dunne drawing on two decades of experience as an L.A.-based journalist and fiction-writer with regular forays into screenwriting. He is candid and insightful about the business of writing and life of the dedicated writer as well. In “Laying Pipe,” Dunne chronicles the five-year experience of writing his epic novel The Red White and Blue. And in “Critical,” he focuses on book reviews and reviewers from his perspective as an author who, along with manifold strong notices, also received the occasional critical knock. He names names, and takes the opportunity to fire back at one of his critics. Early in Crooning, Dunne tells us that when he tires of the writing grind, he fantasizes about being a Johnny Mercer-like crooner, then reveals a moment later that he is tone deaf. The title, then, is playful - and in more than one way. Instead of writing sweet narrative melodies, Dunne built his career through work that exposes, challenges, thrums with opinion, and bristles with spiky, knowing humor. Download Crooning and dive into a book of provocative reportage, great stories, and witty, vigorous prose.

The Seventh Secret

She could safely finish the book with this account. ... Pack her bags, get out of Berlin, return to Oxford and finish the damn book.

Author: Irving Wallace

Publisher: Crossroad Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 898


Emily Ashcroft and her father, Sir Harrison Ashcroft, have set out to write a definitive biography of Adolph Hitler. Before they can finalize their manuscript, however, a cryptic letter from a German dentist sends Sir Harrison off to attempt the excavation of the site of the Führerbunker, where Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, lived out the final weeks of their life before committing suicide and being cremated in a shallow pit. The thing is – maybe they didn't. Unfortunately, before the excavation can begin, Ashcroft is run down in a hit-and-run that would seem accidental – except the driver backed up and ran him over a second time. Armed only with the dentist's letter, her notes, and the determination to finish her father's book, Emily Ashcroft makes her own journey to Berlin. She is joined by a Russian museum curator, an American architect writing a book on Nazi and Third Reich architecture, and a Mossad agent, posing as a reporter. Together they uncover what may be the greatest hoax ever perpetrated – the faked death of the Father of the Third Reich, and the plan to bring the Nazi party back to power. Through harrowing adventures, steamy romance, impersonators, SS guards, and survivors they piece together the missing puzzle pieces of what really happened so long ago. The only question is – are they up to the challenge, and, as they begin to close in, can they survive it?

Dark Legacy Book I Trinity

Book I - Trinity Domenico Italo Composto-Hart. landed on the snow, took out his long pipe, ... “Just get back to work so we can finish this damn thing.

Author: Domenico Italo Composto-Hart


ISBN: 9780615398693


Page: 638

View: 825


The Long Goodbye

A Novel Raymond Chandler. what use are they? ... I'd finish the damn book and then go far off for a while. Lie up some place in the Swiss mountains and get ...

Author: Raymond Chandler

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9781400030200

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 145


Crime fiction master Raymond Chandler's sixth novel featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). In noir master Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, Philip Marlowe befriends a down on his luck war veteran with the scars to prove it. Then he finds out that Terry Lennox has a very wealthy nymphomaniac wife, whom he divorced and remarried and who ends up dead. And now Lennox is on the lam and the cops and a crazy gangster are after Marlowe.

Christmas at the Beach Cafe

for the book because there was a scorch mark on the crust. ... on the perfectionist front we might even finish the damn book in time for Christmas, too .

Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447262084

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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A Christmas short story from bestselling author Lucy Diamond, revisiting her Beach Cafe characters. After a hectic summer running her beach cafe in Cornwall, Evie Flynn is looking forward to her first Christmas with new boyfriend Ed - she's determined that it's going to be the most perfectly romantic one ever. Cosy nights in front of the fire, spicy mulled wine, mince pies . . . what's not to love? But the peace is shattered when Ed's ex suddenly gets in touch again, and then some unexpected guests arrive: Ed's surly brother Jake and Evie's heartbroken best friend Amber. Add in the stress of trying to finish her very own recipe book, snow blizzards and family dramas and Evie's Christmas starts to look as if it'll be a total turkey. Will any of her festive wishes come true . . . or is this Christmas just a recipe for disaster? An absolute Christmas cracker from Lucy Diamond, bestselling author of The Beach Cafe and Me And Mr Jones. Featuring exclusive Christmas recipes, Christmas at the Beach Cafe is the perfect present for anyone who loves women's fiction, heartwarming stories and the festive season!

Thriller 2 Stories You Just Can t Put Down

Finish the damn book.” “It'll feel forced.” “Every month this book is delayed costs us—” Carl waved his arm around the room, a gesture that encompassed the ...

Author: Kathleen Antrim

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781426854675

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 494


When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down is even bigger. From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional family in the California wine country to Ridley Pearson's horrifying serial killer, this collection has something for everyone. Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster.

The Secret File of the Duke of Windsor

We really did finish this damn book yesterday. He had to write the whole of the author's note and acknowledgements in his own hand, as they are going to ...

Author: Michael Bloch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349001081

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 649


In this brilliant and authoritative work, based on their private correspondence and papers, Michael Bloch describes the feud which developed between the Duke of Windsor and the British royal establishment after the Abdication, the humiliations which were suffered by the ex-King and his wife, and the plots to ensure that they remained in exile.

Finish Your Damn Speech

Fear Public Speaking? Need Help With Your Speech? "Finish Your Damn Speech " offers tips and practical advice for organizing and delivering an effective speech or presentation.

Author: Tony Smith

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 154990924X


Page: 44

View: 404


Fear Public Speaking? Need Help With Your Speech? "Finish Your Damn Speech!" offers tips and practical advice for organizing and delivering an effective speech or presentation. It covers important public speaking topics including: the Intro, Body, and Conclusion of your speech; verbal delivery and body language; using notes and visual aids; practicing your speech; managing fear and anxiety; and delivering the best speech possible. Whether it's a class assignment, work presentation, special occasion speech, or keynote address... If you can spare two hours for this book, you'll be on your way to finishing your damn speech!

The Best Damn IT Security Management Book Period

The bulk of your work in developing your business continuity and disaster recovery plan is complete when you get to this point. Granted, you may be reading ...

Author: Susan Snedaker

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0080557333

Category: Computers

Page: 960

View: 783


The security field evolves rapidly becoming broader and more complex each year. The common thread tying the field together is the discipline of management. The Best Damn Security Manager's Handbook Period has comprehensive coverage of all management issues facing IT and security professionals and is an ideal resource for those dealing with a changing daily workload. Coverage includes Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Risk Assessment, Protection Assets, Project Management, Security Operations, and Security Management, and Security Design & Integration. Compiled from the best of the Syngress and Butterworth Heinemann libraries and authored by business continuity expert Susan Snedaker, this volume is an indispensable addition to a serious security professional's toolkit. * An all encompassing book, covering general security management issues and providing specific guidelines and checklists * Anyone studying for a security specific certification or ASIS certification will find this a valuable resource * The only book to cover all major IT and security management issues in one place: disaster recovery, project management, operations management, and risk assessment

The Best Damn Sales Book Ever

Butinorder to be successfulin a marathon, all youhave to do is finish. If youknow anyone whoruns marathons, you know what I'm talking about.

Author: Warren Greshes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 722


"Over the years, I have seen them all, and Warren Greshes is one of the very best. In his wonderful new book, Warren distills a lifetime of sales training into sixteen actionable tools, which, if you use them, will guarantee that you too reach your goals." -Mark Terry, President, Harman Pro Group "A great read! Warren says it all in a way that's not only easy to understand, but even easier to implement. No need to ever read another book on this subject." -John Gamauf, President Consumer Replacement Tire Sales Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC "Put this book on your must-read list if you want to learn successful strategies for taking your distribution team to the next level. Through motivation and education, Warren Greshes has captivated our very best top managers and producers. He pushes them to succeed and to keep their goals out in front of them, all the while maintaining a clear message, infused with his sense of humor. Warren has helped pave our way to success." -Bernadette Mitchell, Vice President Retirement Benefits Group, AXA Equitable "Warren is truly an expert in the field of sales! His grassroots ideas are practical, designed for immediate implementation, and are sure to lead to top-notch results. This book is a must-read for those new to sales and those veteran salespeople who want to take their skills to the next level." -Raj Madan, corporate marketing executive, financial services industry