The Book

Writer Tested, Writer Approved

The #1 International Bestseller from Marni Freedman

I invite you to fall in love with the magic that is writing with the proven tools on story structure, scene creation, plot, voice, and character.

You need this kind
of kick in the pants.

The master coach whose credits include writing a play that was turned into a Disney movie offers fresh and practical ideas on writing, including:

  • The 15 Essential Plot Spots – a plotting tool for everything from novels to memoirs to screenplays
  • The big list of 55 Character Archetypes
  • Insights into figuring out how you (yes you) work as a writer
  • The 5 elements that will ensure you have a compelling story idea
  • A clear explanation of anti-heroes, anti-villains and everything in-between
  • The 9 elements of crafting a dynamic character
  • 3 steps to finding and boldly using your unique writer’s voice

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This book is designed to help you break through the many troubles that stop authors from creating that great story inside of them.

Are you struggling with any of the following? You:

  • Realize you don’t have a map.
  • Can’t quite articulate your idea or synthesize all that you want to say.
  • Wonder how to give your idea shape and structure.
  • Are not sure how to find or express your authentic writer’s voice.
  • Are faced with feelings of being anxious or overwhelmed.
  • Wonder how to organize your time so that you will actually complete your mission.
  • Find yourself plagued with thoughts like “Who am I to write a book?”
  • Fear that you won’t know what to do next once it’s complete!
  • How do I know all that? Because you are in good company.

Most aspiring writers face similar struggles.

But don’t worry. There is the good news.

There is a path. There are specific and concrete tools that can help you. You don’t have to do it alone. And it can be a tremendous amount of fun.

The tool you need is:

7 Essential Writing Tools

Testimonials

  • Marni is simply the best! Her approach as a writing coach is one of patience, compassion, and complete professionalism. This, combined with her wealth of knowledge about the writing process, has reenergized my creativity and given me the perfect amount of structure to keep my pen moving. Not only am I thrilled with what I am creating, but I am having so much fun telling my story! I am so grateful to her!

    Steph W.
  • As a first time screenwriter, I couldn’t be more pleased with Marni’s depth of knowledge and understanding of the screenwriting writing process that she brings to her writing group. Her style is to listen to your words, ask insightful questions, suggest options for improvement, inspire new ideas, and encourage you to completion. I no longer feel alone when I face the blank page. Marni is there and she knows what I’m going through. The best part of my week is spent in her writer’s group where I find the strength and courage to keep writing.

    Rick B.
  • Marni Freedman really brings it as a writing workshop leader. Combining warmth, candor, and humor with writing and industry chops, she creates an environment in which participants feel energized, involved, and inspired to share their unique voice. With an astute eye for character and structure, she can pinpoint writing problems, yet facilitate a discussion so that a writer feels supported rather than lambasted. With her knowledge and experience with screenwriting and other forms, she serves as a great guide for those seeking a pathway into the writing profession.

    Lex L.
  • Marni is insightful, warm, and full of incredibly useful/ usable information on the craft of screen writing. From tightening structure, to more subtle tips for those elusive moments of character development that make a movie magical, her workshops are a treasure trove for those serious about taking their work to the next level. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

    Daisy S.