99 episodes

Join Michael La Ronn as he documents his personal journey from nobody to bestselling science fiction & fantasy author. Eavesdrop on the secret life of a working writer who publishes 10-12 books per year.

The Writer's Journey with Michael La Ronn Michael La Ronn

    • Books

Join Michael La Ronn as he documents his personal journey from nobody to bestselling science fiction & fantasy author. Eavesdrop on the secret life of a working writer who publishes 10-12 books per year.

    Ep 102: Lost in New York City

    Ep 102: Lost in New York City

    In this episode, I discuss:
    4:10 My recent family trip to New York City, and some crazy/funny stories of people-watching I saw there
    15:07 How this was the first real vacation I took in 7 years, and how I'm behind in every area of my life right now...and what I'm doing to catch up
    Check out my Patreon page: http://www.patreon.com/michaellaronn
    Restaurants I visited in NYC (that I liked):
    Hui Restaurant and Bar (Upper East Side)--traditional Chinese
    Red Rooster (Harlem)
    Hadilao Hot Pot (Flushing/Queens)
    Laut (Malaysian Restaurant, Midtown)
    Brooklyn Diner (Midtown near Central Park)
     
    Learn more about me and my books at www.michaellaronn.com

    My YouTube Channel for Writers: http://www.youtube.com/authorlevelup

    Also, join my (Fiction) Fan Club to get 3 free novels, early launch pricing, and notifications whenever I release a new book: www.michaellaronn.com/fanclub

    If you like the show, don't forget to rate and leave a review!

    • 18 min
    Ep 101: How I Almost Lost My Shirt with Amazon Ads

    Ep 101: How I Almost Lost My Shirt with Amazon Ads

    In this episode I discuss:
    1:15: New patrons on my Patreon! Support me at http://www.patreon.com/michaellaronn
    1:40 Update on my basement/studio flooding situation, my law classes, and other stuff
    6:45: Update on The Good Necromancer (a book is coming soon!)
    8:15 How I almost went to court...over a box of gum. Please, please, please learn from my stupidity
    14:30 How I almost lost my shirt with Amazon ads (not kidding)
    23:00 Some thoughts on confidence and failure
    Check out Bryan Cohen's Amazon Ad course: https://selling-for-authors.teachable.com/p/amazon-ads-made-easy
    Learn more about me and my books at www.michaellaronn.com

    My YouTube Channel for Writers: http://www.youtube.com/authorlevelup

    Also, join my (Fiction) Fan Club to get 3 free novels, early launch pricing, and notifications whenever I release a new book: www.michaellaronn.com/fanclub

    If you like the show, don't forget to rate and leave a review!

    • 29 min
    Ep 100: Major Milestone!

    Ep 100: Major Milestone!

    I've been waiting for this week for a long time! In this episode, I celebrate The Writer's Journey as it turns 100, and I look back at the first year of the show and share some of the greatest hits.
    Learn more about me and my books at www.michaellaronn.com

    My YouTube Channel for Writers: http://www.youtube.com/authorlevelup

    Also, join my (Fiction) Fan Club to get 3 free novels, early launch pricing, and notifications whenever I release a new book: www.michaellaronn.com/fanclub

    If you like the show, don't forget to rate and leave a review!

    • 44 min
    Ep 99: 99 Problems, But a Book Ain't One

    Ep 99: 99 Problems, But a Book Ain't One

    In this episode, I discuss:
    0:30 How a cold and several snowstorms threatened my word counts last week

    1:52 How my YouTube studio flooded and I am dealing with a major headache (ie a case study in contingency planning)

    6:15 Update on The Good Necromancer series

    7:02 Why my episode “Planning for Disaster” on contingency planning is more important than ever for writers. The reason I’m still podcasting this week is because of my contingency planning, so I’m going to keep talking about this until someone listens to me. My next nonfiction book will be on contingency planning.

    15:12 How I chose to respond to the bad luck that hit me this week

    20:25 My experimentation with Amazon Ads and how I created my first PROFITABLE ad, doubling one of my book’s royalties for the month!!!

    21:40 How I looked at the performance of my 9-Book fiction series that is selling $0 per month and how am trying to change that
    26:38 What I’m doing to prepare for the big 1-0-0 for the show next week!
    You can listen to old episodes of the show at http://www.michaellaronn.com/podcast

    Learn more about me and my books at www.michaellaronn.com

    My YouTube Channel for Writers: http://www.youtube.com/authorlevelup

    Also, join my (Fiction) Fan Club to get 3 free novels, early launch pricing, and notifications whenever I release a new book: www.michaellaronn.com/fanclub

    If you like the show, don't forget to rate and leave a review!

    • 29 min
    Ep 98: Greatest Hits: Writing in the Five Senses

    Ep 98: Greatest Hits: Writing in the Five Senses

    I'm sick this week, so rather than serenade you with a froggy voice, I replay one of my EARLY episodes. Many of you are new to the show and haven't heard the old format, so it's definitely a treat!
    I play one of the most popular episodes of the show: writing in the five senses. With this winter season giving a lot of people the winter blues, it's a great episode to give you some inspiration so you can write your best work this time of year.
    2:55: How to write with the five senses
    You can listen to old episodes of the show at http://www.michaellaronn.com/podcast
    Learn more about me and my books at www.michaellaronn.com
    My YouTube Channel for Writers: http://www.youtube.com/authorlevelup
    Also, join my (Fiction) Fan Club to get 3 free novels, early launch pricing, and notifications whenever I release a new book: www.michaellaronn.com/fanclub
    If you like the show, don't forget to rate and leave a review!

    • 9 min
    Ep 97: What It All Means

    Ep 97: What It All Means

    In this episode, I discuss:
    0:30: My new computer and how I'm adjusting to it, and how I encountered a COLOSSAL setback
    5:00: How I'm sadly prepping for my law class this semester
    5:50: My law grade is in!
    6:33: How my law grade made me think about my "Writing Grade" for 2019 and some things I could have done better to be a better writer
    8:09: How I'm handling my taxes this year (Booooo)
    9:45: How I'm budgeting for my writing in 2020
    13:00: Therapy update and how we talked about my goals for 2020, some personality quirks as a millennial (#needtowin) and my areas of focus to help me have a balanced 2020
    Watch my YouTube video on How to Finish Any Story You Start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwhTfqKHMUE
    Learn more about me and my books at www.michaellaronn.com
    My YouTube Channel for Writers: http://www.youtube.com/authorlevelup
    Also, join my (Fiction) Fan Club to get 3 free novels, early launch pricing, and notifications whenever I release a new book: www.michaellaronn.com/fanclub
    If you like the show, don't forget to rate and leave a review!

    • 19 min

Top Podcasts In Books

Listeners Also Subscribed To