• How to Write Your First Novel: The Stress-Free Guide to Writing Fiction for Beginners

  • Author Level Up, Book 1
  • By: M.L. Ronn
  • Narrated by: John Freyer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This is the stress-free guide to writing your first novel like a pro!

Learning how to write your first novel can be overwhelming. You have to master outlining, writing, revising, and so much more...and it can be scary if you've never done it before. While it seems daunting, writing your first novel is simple when you have someone experienced to help you through it. 

In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing over 40 books. 

Write your first novel with structured advice tailored for beginners:

  • Learn the basic building blocks of every story and how to put them together 
  • Develop an effective outline (or learn how to write without one)
  • Discover winning formulas that mega best sellers use to write their novels
  • Navigate your novel’s “murky middle” with seven unorthodox strategies that will get you unstuck in no time
  • Revise your story without fear

Writing your first novel is life-changing. Download this writer’s guide, follow the step-by-step instructions, and you'll wake up one morning very soon with a finished manuscript waiting for you. 

©2018 M.L. Ronn (P)2018 M.L. Ronn

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Not Recommended

I do have something positive to say, but let me explain the one star first.

Much of the advice given, I feel would cause injury and harm to budding new writers, and I can’t recommend the advice in this book, nor can I support many of this author’s suggestions,

One thing I do agree with and believe the author is spot on about, because I’ve seen it happen to me: We often use an excuse of outlining, planning, doing extensive and detailed character sheets and story maps on plot to justify or cover up the reason we’re not writing.

It’s a genesis each new writer has to go through—letting go of your fear and finishing the novel.

The author identifies this correctly and reasons with you to attack that fear.

Listen, it’s your story in your head, and regardless of genre, you’re the only one who can write it down as a novel.

You don’t need this book to do that, but you do need not to give up.

Let’s face it—words are practically free.

Yes, you may have a chaotic, busy lifestyle, but if you are really a writer you will find a way to do it, and make the time.

No one has to be told they are a writer. You either do it or you don’t. You either succeed at it or fail,

It’s up to you.

No book, including this one, is going to change that for you.

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Worth the Listen

LaRonn gets right to the pony and gives helpful advice about writing tool as. I appreciate his take on pantsing vs plotting (he’s a fan of pantsing).

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One for us

Finally advise without the author bragging and boasting and meism I, I ,I me me me you can be like me, but not giving step or how to do what they did.
this books one of a few that's actually showing us how to do things and not beating around the bush.

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Decent

I've done a lot of research on writing and the advice here is controversial at times (which I did not ding him for; sharing your experiences and opinions as a prolific writer is all fair game, it just would be more persuasive if his footprint were a little larger).

But overall, I didn't find this book to be as conclusive, detailed, and thorough as other resources online. I do recommend the author's YouTube site though as he has multiple really good videos on a variety of subjects. Perhaps if I'd come across his book earlier in my journey it would have been more impactful 🤷‍♂️