7 Essential Writing Tools

That Will Absolutely Make Your Writing Better (And Enliven Your Soul)

by Marni Freedman M.S. LMFT



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/10/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781480823099
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781480823082
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 368
ISBN : 9781480823105

About the Book

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

About the Author

Marni Freedman, M.S., LMFT, is an award-winning writer and a licensed therapist. Her play Two Goldsteins on Acid was produced in Los Angeles before being made into the film Playing Mona Lisa by Disney. She operates the San Diego Writers Network and eWritersCoach.com, produces a yearly theatrical Memoir Showcase, and speaks at writing conferences and retreats. Marni’s newest play, Jewish Jokes, is preparing to tour the country, and she is currently cooking up her next two books: Authentic Courage and The Memoir Map.