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Updated: Jan 7

Too often, women question their expertise, dim their light, or don’t feel worthy of writing a book that highlights their ideas and talents. But by learning to harness your inner brilliance and organize your ideas, you can own the title, thought leader, and write that magic-filled book that can change your corner of the world. Permission to ROAR is part inspiration, part practical, hands-on tools, and part kick-ass knowledge. This book will wrap its arms around you and help you to unlock the words that have been longing to be expressed.

Marni Freedman has a clear call to action: The time has come to stop shrinking and start shining. We need your voice, and we need it right now to help shape, heal, and shake up the conversation. Yes YOU, yes NOW.






Marni Freedman invites you to fall in love with the magic that is writing with writer-tested-and-approved 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

"Can a book be practical and inspirational at the same time? Offer both structure and soul? Oh, yes it can. Master writing coach and teacher, Marni Freedman, does it all with good humor, a little bit of sass, and a great deal of heart, in her book, 7 Essential Writing Tools. Get it and get to work!"

- Judy Reeves, author of Wild Women, Wild Voices and A Writer's Book of Days

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