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The no-nonsense, no-BS guide to becoming a prolific author!

Do you want to write a lot of novels, but can't improve your writing speed?

Writing fast is the most important skill you can develop as a writer. While it seems hard to hit high word counts, the secrets are easier than you think.

In this writer's guide, prolific author M. L. Ronn pulls back the curtain on the process that he uses to write six to eight novels a year. He has kept this pace while juggling responsibilities as a husband, father, manager at a Fortune 100 company, and a law school student. The result is a catalog of over 40 books and counting.

  • Create a writing habit that suits your lifestyle
  • Use writing apps on your phone to double your word count
  • Learn strategies to beat writer's block forever
  • Discover how to write smarter by using unorthodox strategies used by the masters

This audiobook is the only thing standing between you and your writing dreams. Write faster, write smarter, beat writer's block, and be the prolific author you've always wanted to be!

©2018 M.L. Ronn (P)2018 M.L. Ronn

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  • Aubrey
  • 07-05-2019

Different but useful advice!

First of all, he gives me permission to nap, so that's pretty cool, haha!
I like that the advice offered here is different from the standard writing advice. He suggests things like NOT outlining, NOT revising and rewriting over and over, and more things that we would normally do to make writing take longer.
The suggestion for Scrivener for IOS - and to write on my phone - is a game changer. I have so many spare little moments when I don't have a notebook or computer with me, but my phone is always there. Now I have a better sense of what to do when that happens and the ideas pop up. I really enjoyed this book and it was a quick listen as well - short and to the point.

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  • Walt
  • 12-11-2019

Great! ... Good, then bad, then very bad

There are a few great moments in this book that make it totally worth buying, especially in the beginning. The "zig" ideas of going at writing with passion and "forget the conventions" attitude is inspiring and well supported. Totally worth buying and keeping the book for that. The whole "how to get past writer's block" was tedious, repetitive, and became downright patronizing. I had to shut it off.

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  • MVF
  • 22-08-2018

if you are a pantser this book is for you!

I picked this book up on a whim, along with the audio portion of it.

This is a book about how to write faster, and in this one he advocates not having an outline. this is fine, because everyone is different. I personally think that as a writer you need to find your own way, writing with an outline or without.

The author has some useful tips for addressing certain things when you hit problems with writing. I think the favorite one that I found was having scrivener for iOS. I do not have a phone that would support that right now. But if you do I think you should try it.

I'm not a fan of some other techniques - he's very much about "the universe" and such - but that's his walk.

I think everyone can find something interesting.

for example - he talked about fear and some of the of the ones he faces (like rejection - I can relate) and how to cope. The best thing he says, you can't defeat fear, just cope with it (paraphrasing).

The narrator was friendly and had a great cadence. So I hope this author uses him again.

I do recommend this book.

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  • Glenn A. Martinez
  • 01-05-2019

personal habits of Ronn

Michael should have narrated it. Actor does a fine job...but Mike has a great voice! quick an to the point....good tips....worth listening to....like maybe once a month!

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  • SwagMagDude
  • 07-12-2020

A Must-Read for Aspiring Professionals

I found this book very helpful regarding harnessing the power of the subconscious. Its inspired me to research this topic futher.

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  • Jeremiah C. Sandahl
  • 11-09-2020

Deeply thought through

You could tell that the author had thought through the material from many angles.

This is one of those books that you walk away from, and you feel that you did give you this to help you and not just to throw out a book and make money.

He even went so far as to make himself vulnerable to the reader, revealing some of the fears and struggles that he has had in order to show how to overcome some of them. I listened to this book surrounding the weeks of the death of my beloved father, and while I did not always agree with some of the author’s philosophies, I appreciated his heart and related to him as a person.

I’m planning to listen to this book every couple of years simply to review the resources. He gets at least 10 ideas of what to do when you have writers block, and several ideas for combating fear.

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  • Chuzpah
  • 18-03-2020

Excellent advice as always

Been following the author's work on Youtube for years. I found this book to be very relevant for me since I'm a writer myself. The sections on writing on mobile devices was helpful but I hate using Scrivener on my phone, and the app stopped syncing for me on the iPad so the computer is my preferred choice of writing tool, pen and paper is a close second.
Well done, and can't wait to listen to your next installment.

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  • Lawrence Obisakin
  • 16-03-2020

A practical book

A very practical, well written and articulated resource book.
It falls fully into the category of ‘How to books’
I recommend this audio book for its brevity and in-depth into challenges that may face initiating writing.
The writer betters other writers in this category by recommending other good writers such as Scott Bell, etc

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  • R. Diaz
  • 16-02-2020

Thouroughly enjoyed

I read many books on writing and productivity. This book had many nuggets of wisdom I had not come across before. It’s absolutely worth the read.

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  • Massiel
  • 03-01-2020

Excellent

I really like this author. He’s really new to me. I stumbled across his YouTube channel and when I saw that he wrote this book I not only loved his voice but his inspiration is really resonating with me as well. What I like the most is that he talks about values for writers that are similar to Dean Wesley Smith. So it’s a very creative and inspirational read but also instructional. I think this is a must read for any writer but also for those writers who like to write without an outline.

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  • Mark Llewhellin
  • 18-10-2020

A MUST HAVE FOR WRITERS

Great book that will help you on your author career.
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