The Prose On Fire brand is now archived, but we’ve put together a list of the books, podcasts and other resources, covering writing productivity, craft, author mindset, and book marketing.

We highly recommend our current work over this work. Monica created Prose on Fire in 2009 and stopped using the brand in 2017. Much has changed in the author and online business spaces since then!

To find Monica’s current and updated work, please check out our listings page for books, courses, and programs.

Otherwise, please scroll down to find ALL the resources for the Growth Hacking for Storytellers series + old freebies + previously shared podcasts, articles, and more.


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Writing Productivity

Books About Productivity

Write Better, Faster: How to Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day

Write Better, Faster: How To Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day will help you kick your excuses and get more writing done. Monica shares all her insights, secrets, hacks, and data to help you improve your writing speed, skyrocket your monthly word count, and publish more books. You’ll learn:

– The 4-step framework that Monica used to reach speeds of 3500+ new fiction words per hour
– The tracking systems you need to double or triple your writing speed in the next couple months
– The killer 4-step pre-production method Monica uses to combat writer’s block, no matter what the project is!
– The secrets to developing a daily writing habit that other authors don’t talk about enough
– How Monica went from publishing only one book per year from 2009-2013, to publishing 8 books in a single year in 2014

For writers who want their writing routine to be more efficient, more productive, flow and fun!

Buy on Kindle | Buy the paperback | Buy the audiobook

The 8-Minute Writing Habit: Create a Consistent Writing Habit That Works With Your Busy Lifestyle

Monica Leonelle digs into the best literature on forming habits and shares the top strategies professional authors are using to make sure they write each and every day.

Each tip is easy to implement and will get you writing more in the “in-betweens”—the inactive moments of your life where you are commuting, waiting in line, or otherwise physically stuck with your brain unoccupied!

If you’ve struggled to find time to write due to a day job, family, or an active, busy lifestyle, this book will help you clear your blocks around writing for good and get you writing more often, just a few words at a time.

For writers who still haven’t found their rhythm and don’t have time for long experiments, tracking spreadsheets, or full pomodoros—establish a writing habit that actually fits into your life!

Buy on Kindle | Buy the paperback | Buy the audiobook

 Dictate Your Book: How To Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter

Like many tools that have come before it, dictation is a new and exciting opportunity to write better, faster, and smarter. But many writers still believe it’s not for them. Perhaps they’ve tried it in the past and it hasn’t worked. Or perhaps this new technology is confusing, expensive, or frustrating and that’s held them back from taking advantage of it.

If you’re ready to take the next step and learn a new skill set that will give you a huge advantage over what other authors are doing today, grab Dictate Your Book and start working through the challenges that are holding you back from reaping the benefits of dictation.

It includes:

– Why you need to get started with dictation, even if you tried it before and hated it!
– All of Monica’s best tips for making dictation work for you, whether you writing fiction or non-fiction
– Every piece of equipment Monica recommends, plus half a dozen ways to test dictation before you buy
– Monica’s full setup for her innovative Walk ’n Talks which helped her hit 4,000+ words per hour

For authors who are ready to take their productivity to the next level, this short guide will help you get started!

Buy on Kindle | Buy the paperback | Buy the audiobook

The Writing Productivity Bundle: Write Better, Faster, The 8-Minute Writing Habit, and Dictate Your Book (Growth Hacking For Storytellers)

 Ready to really dig in and improve your writing productivity?

Get all three of Monica Leonelle’s books about writing productivity in one bundle, for one low price.

The Writing Productivity Bundle contains all three of the above books: Write Better, Faster, The 8-Minute Writing Habit, and Dictate Your Book. Make a big saving when you buy the bundle.

These three books  cover everything Monica did to get her writing speed up to 4000 words an hour.

For writers who want to try ALL the productivity hacks Monica did, and find out what their true potential is.

Buy on Kindle | Buy the Audiobook

Writing Productivity Podcasts

Monica shares all her writing productivity tips in these podcasts. Download them for easy learning on the go.

Write With Impact – Monica Leonelle Shows You How to Triple Your Writing Speed

Write With Impact – Monica Leonelle Will Help You Develop a Consistent Writing Habit

The Author Biz – TAB035: Using Growth Hacking to Write Faster and Better – With Guest Monica Leonelle

The Author Biz –  Periscope – Will it be a Blessing or a Curse for Authors?

Genretainment – GenreTainment #106 – Featuring Writer Monica Leonelle

The 21st Century Writer – 29: Monica Leonelle

Win Charles – Win’s Women of Wisdom: Write Better, Faster

The Creative Penn – How To Dictate Your Book With Monica Leonelle – WET029 – Write Better, Faster with Monica Leonelle

The Writing Coach – Monica Leonelle on Productive Writing – The Writing Coach 020

Better Off Undead – #118 – WHAT FUCKING COLOR IS IT with Monica Leonelle

How do You Write – Monica Leonelle on Writing Faster with Dictation

Publishing Without Supervision – Getting unstuck, productive and using dictation with Monica Leonelle

Dreamer’s Podcast – Young Adult Novelist Monica Leonelle Has Written Over Half A Million Words

Productivity Books Featuring Monica

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management – by Kevin Kruse

Prosperity for Writers Productivity Journal: A Writer’s Workbook for Creating Abundance – by Honoreé Corder

Writing Productivity Articles

Dictating a Book? Tips for Editing the First Draft – By 

Recommended: Write Better, Faster by Monica Leonelle – by Jennifer Mattern, All Indie Writers

Monica Leonelle Unleashes 4,659 Words of Unmissable Indie Writing, Publishing and Marketing Advice – by Matt Gartland, Winning Edits

Free Resources – Writing Productivity

Writing Resources to Help You Write Better and Faster

Word Count Tracking Spreadsheet

Writing Craft


Nail Your Story: Add Tension, Build Emotion, and Keep Your Readers Addicted

What makes a great story?

You’ve read dozens of storytelling craft books and still don’t have a strong answer to that question, you’ll love how Nail Your Story doesn’t give you another laundry list of items that your story is supposed to have.

Instead, Nail Your Story attempts to reveal the connections between the various parts of story so that you can more easily build cohesive plots, characters, themes, and settings—without having to stress over the decisions because (surprise!) you’ve probably already made them in another area of your book.

Included in the book:
– Monica’s Smarter Storytelling Framework, which shows you the many layers of a story and how they each relate to each other
– Translation guides for building out your story (for example, how you can use character to build your theme, and vice-versa)
– The Smarter Storytelling Worksheets to help you plot out all the elements of your story into one cohesive document
– Tons of examples from some of the most popular stories of our time, including Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, the Twilight series, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, How To Get Away With Murder, A Song of Ice and Fire, and more.

If you’ve struggled to get 5-star reviews on your stories or build an audience of people dying to get your next book, Nail Your Story will help you identify areas of improvement and even show you how a few small tweaks in your currently available content can make a massive difference in your sales!

Buy on Kindle | Buy the audiobook

Podcasts on Writing Craft

Monica shares all her tips on craft in these podcasts. Download them for easy learning on the go.

Sterling and Stone – Self Publishing Podcast #186 – Nailing Your Story with Monica Leonelle

To Be Read – 024: Authors who Cross Genres with author Monica Leonelle 

Happy Self-Publishing Podcast – How to Craft an Engaging Story For Your Fiction Novel with Monica Leonelle

Unscrambled Authors Episode 31: Symbols and Themes with Monica Leonelle

Articles – Writing Craft

Creativity and Lean Work Together – 

8 Questions With Author Monica Leonelle – Stirling and Stone

Free Resources – Writing Craft

Nail Your Story Resources

First 1000 Words Score Card

Breakout Author Audio Course – First 3 Lessons

Author Mindset


Prosperous Creation: Make Art and Make Money at the Same Time

Monica Leonelle has written the playbook for authors on building a sustainable writing career as an independent publisher.

Prosperous Creation is more than a book. It’s a system for building a successful career as an indie author.

The Prosperous Creation system will help you:

– If you haven’t finished your book
– If you struggle to get reviews or sales
– If you feel overwhelmed by marketing your books
– If your books are not getting great feedback
– If you’ve had some success but are ready to get to the next level
– If you jump around between projects without finishing the one in front of you
– If you have seen a HUGE drop in sales recently and don’t know how to build them back up
– If you are having trouble keeping the readers you find engaged
– If you are seeing some success but feel totally burned out by your current workflow
– If you haven’t hit a steady 4- or 5-figure income per month that feels predictable and reliable
– If you’ve been stuck on the same writing, publishing, and marketing problems for months at a time
– If you are ready to build sustainable business systems and processes that let you write more

Prosperous Creation is the playbook you’ve been waiting for. It covers all stages of an author career, from just starting out, all the way up to mega-success!

Buy on Kindle | Buy the Audiobook

Accelerated Author: 6 Critical Steps To Turning Your Craft Into Your Career

All success as an author comes back to your mindset–but how do you actively and systematically work on improving your mindset to get to your goals faster?

In Accelerated Author, Monica Leonelle shares her 6-step process that helps her level up quickly and efficiently, without all the confusion and fuss!

She’ll take you through her six steps to:

– Track what you’re currently doing (and why this is the fastest and most effective way to modify your behavior)
– Unblock the path to your goals (plus the unconventional practices she uses to get seriously ahead in her business)
– Focus on what you want (and why traditional goal-setting methods aren’t the solution and anchoring is critical)
– Prepare for the success you’ll experience when you get what you want (plus how this actually shows your brain the path to get there faster)
– Upgrade your habits and systems quickly (and why upgrading is the best tactic for getting what you want quickly)
– Integrate your upgrades to establish a “new normal” (plus how to stop yourself from sliding back to a previous state)

If you want to accelerate your author career and reach your goals much faster, you’ll be able to adopt these ideas to improve your own mindset!

Buy on Kindle

Podcasts on Author Mindset

Monica covers author mindset and other useful tips in these podcasts. 

Creative Warriors Unite – 7 Steps to Making Money With Your Passions, with Monica Leonelle

Create A Story You Love – Prosperous Creation: Make Art And Money at the Same Time, with Monica Leonelle

Genretainment – GenreTainment #106 – Featuring Writer Monica Leonelle

Creator’s Cast – Monica Leonelle!

Keystroke Medium – Ep 2.52 – Growth Hacking for Authors w/ Monica Leonelle

Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast – Better Marketing, More Productivity, and Turning Your Writing Hobby into a Career with Monica Leonelle

The 21st Century Writer – 29: Monica Leonelle

Articles Featuring Monica – Author Mindset

Sterling and Stone – 8 Questions With Author Monica Leonelle

Business Books For Writers

Free Resources – Author Mindset

Accelerated Artist Formula Free Video Series

Breakout Author Audio Course – First 3 Lessons

Prosperous Creation Additional Resources

Author Equipment List – The Tools I Use To Run My Business

Book Marketing


Get Your Book Selling: Jumpstart Your Sales With a Simple Plan That Just Works

How do you build a book series or an author career without having to rely on the latest marketing schemes, tricks, or hacks?

Get Your Book Selling focuses on marketing strategy over tactics. You’ll learn:

– 10+ marketing strategies that have always worked for selling books (these will not be worn out in six months when everyone jumps on the bandwagon)
– How to choose just ONE marketing strategy and make it work for you (so you’re not constantly spinning your wheels)
– How to turn that marketing strategy into a list of tactics that work now (this is your marketing plan!)
– How to map those tactics onto the 10 Stages of Audience so you are never confused about your sales funnels
– How to easily identify gaps in your 10 Stages of Audience so you can get sales flowing again

Buy on Kindle

Podcasts – Book Marketing

TCK Publishing – Book Marketing On Steroids, with Monica Leonelle

Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast – Better Marketing, More Productivity, and Turning Your Writing Hobby into a Career with Monica Leonelle

Books Featuring Monica

2016 Indie Author State of the Union – by Michael La Ronn

Articles on Book Marketing

How to Write Book Titles That Sell: 5 SEO Tips for Creating a Nonfiction Book Title So You Can Sell More Copies by Nina Harrington, TCK Publishing

Free Resources – Book Marketing

10 Stages of Audience Template

List Building Tools For Authors