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
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:
If there was a way to tap into the magic of YOU and get that on the page?
How to organize your ideas into a thought-provoking book that people can’t put down?
If writing a book about your area of expertise might be the dynamic push your career needs?
If yes, join me, your master writing coach and a general good witch of writing, on the journey to unlock the book that is inside of you.
I will guide you step-by-step through the writer-tested-and-approved Three-Key Method.
The Three-Key Method will walk you through all the steps of writing from:
→ a kernel of an idea,
→to brainstorming and honing,
→ to choosing a template and creating your outline (then connecting to and radiating your own kind of brilliance).
But wait, there’s more!
→ Also included: countless tools to help you execute your vision, define your audience, synthesize and present your most powerful ideas, and uncover your unique writer’s voice. (I tried to count the tools, I’m telling you, countless.)
If you have ever thought, I should write a book about X to inspire others, this is the guide you need. The author (I have her first writing book as well) has a super friendly, supportive, cheerleading style that immediately puts you at ease. She breaks down how to write “thought leader” books into 3 types, then gives you tools to achieve that and find your voice. Also, it’s full of examples, so you can see exactly how it plays out in real-life successful books. Will definitely be gifting this to some female friends who I’d love to see write books.
From page one, this book had me wanting to ROAR! Marni’s humor, insight and easy to follow instructions have me turning the pages and wanting more. She motivates with humor and intellect while creating a practical guide for transforming the ideas and knowledge bouncing around in an aspiring writer’s head to words on a page, to the finished product. Permission to Roar is packed with valuable information and easy to follow tools that help bring our voices onto the page and out into the world.
My copy of her previous book “7 Essential Writing Tools” is filled w/ highlighting, tabs and sticky notes to keep track of all the helpful information. Permission to Roar is looking the same.
I am blown away at the quality, spirit and helpful information jam packed in this book! I have no less than 4,237 books by other writers on writing on my shelf and “Permission to ROAR” is the BEST!! Hands and pens down! Marni is, in person warm, kind, brilliant, encouraging and absolutely full to the brim with real world, top notch, heavy duty experience. She really is a master. If you’re an inspiring writer of all levels…and not able to enlist her coaching services….you MUST BUY THIS BOOK!!! If you are able to enlist her coaching services you MUST BUY THIS BOOK!!! It has become my beach read…seriously. I can’t wait to dig in again, and again, and again finding new jewels, practical tips and techniques and inspiration with each pass. “Permission to ROAR” is a book which I’m convinced is bound to become a classic in the genre.
- Reading Permission to Roar by Marni Freedman feels like she’s sitting in my living room, guiding me step by step in the process of writing a book, and cheering me along the way as I do. I am so inspired by this informative and delicious narrative that I’ve already begun to outline my next book. Marni is a community builder among writers and I encourage you, even if you aren’t sure about writing a book…rather ESPECIALLY if you aren’t sure about writing a book, to get a copy and read it. Now more than ever we need women’s voices. Permission granted!
An inspirational guide to writing a book, Permission to Roar is filled with humor, wisdom, and practical advice. In her unique, thoroughly approachable style, Marni takes the reader step by step through the process—from brainstorming ideas to editing and proofreading a manuscript—providing useful templates, examples, and references. Read this book with a pen in your hand and get ready to write!
Loved the book. So much wonderful information and support to find your “best self” through writing.
Permission to ROAR is an elegantly written and presented guide to gathering your courage to tell/write your story.
This book abounds in templates, solid advice and encouragement from a compassionate well qualified writing coach. You can’t help but be inspired and encouraged to write your story.
Having this book is not only a how/to guide but like having a best friend/cheerleader egging you on to be and write from a place of authenticity.
This book is for both beginners and advanced writers. Anyone who reads it will find its kind instructive tone helpful.
Buy this book! It will be most useful and when you ROAR you’ll be glad you did!
I wish I’d had this book 10 years ago. So many competent women, with a lot to say, hold back and defer. This is the perfect book for this time. It has the right combination of how to skills, motivational nuggets, and writing coach inspiration, to get you in the chair banging on the keys. I’m buying several copies for my friends. This is a book we will be talking about for years to come.
Shaking the Tree:
brazen. short. memoir. Volume 1
Shaking the Tree features 29 talented authors in one stunning anthology. The Memoir Showcase, Marni Freedman, and Tracy J. Jones are proud to present a selection of our most compelling, true stories drawn from our annual contests. These pivotal portraits speak to our diverse community and its willingness to share the most challenging, awe-inspiring moments that make up the human experience. From life-changing moments with a Maasai warrior to a wild and unexpected coming-of-age tale in a carnival, Shaking the Tree reveals moments of courage, vulnerability, humor, and honesty. The stories within these pages are breathtaking. You can’t make this stuff up. In This Edition: Mahshid Fashandi Hager Anastasia Zadeik John Cunningham Judy Reeves Kelly Hudson Shawna Rawlinson Elizabeth Oppen Eshoo Cherie Kephart Laura L. Engel Barbara Huntington Natalie Freedman Donna Jose Kathleen Holstad Pease KM McNeel Richard Farrell Philip Pressel Marijke McCandless Sara Mohtashamipour Ruth Laugesen Danielle B. Baldwin Leslie Johansen Nack Catherine Spearnak Steve Montgomery Sarah Vosburgh Ilene Hubbs Kristen Balelo Nancy G. Villalobos Dilia Wood Tracy J. Jones