Fierce On The Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be and Succeed on Your Own Terms

Fierce On The Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be and Succeed on Your Own Terms

by Sage Cohen


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Fierce On The Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be and Succeed on Your Own Terms by Sage Cohen

Produce your best work. Live your best life. Make your greatest impact.

You have everything you need—and you are everything you need—to do the writing you are meant to do. And yet the path to success can be difficult to find and follow.

Veteran author and writing guide Sage Cohen believes that ferocity is your best compass for finding your true way forward. She shows you how to transform your attitude and practices so you can:

  • Unleash your creativity
  • Cultivate your strengths
  • Overcome resistance, fear, and other obstacles
  • Define success on your own terms
  • Move intentionally toward your goals
  • Become unstoppable in your evolution

In this collection of contemplative and inspiring essays, you'll unlock the secrets to naming your deepest desires, eliminating the challenges that hold you back, and committing to your practice. Fierce on the Page is your trustworthy companion for crafting your best writing and your best life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599639932
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 779,035
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Sage Cohen is the author of The Productive Writer , Writing the Life Poetic , and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and hosts the Fierce on the Page reading series in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 You Are Your Best Expert 2

2 Mint Gold 6

3 Bite the Monkey 9

4 Paint Your Target Where the Arrow Lands 11

5 It's Easier with a Buddy 14

6 Fall in Love with the Problem 17

7 Write Two Pages and Call Me in the Morning 20

8 Get Happy First 24

9 Change Your Context to Regain Your Appetite 27

10 How Much the Writing Life Can Hold 29

11 Know Yourself, Welcome Yourself 33

12 Serve Your Audience 37

13 What If You Stopped Trying So Hard? 40

14 Build a Cathedral 43

15 You're Worth It 47

16 Make It Matter 50

17 To Plan Is Human; To Schedule Is Divine 53

18 Honor Your Lineage 56

19 Master the Margin 58

20 Change Yourself 61

21 Define Success on Your Terms 65

22 Two Keys to Unlock Your Momentum 67

23 BYOB: Become Your Own Brand 70

24 Find (and Keep) Your X 73

25 Let It Go, Let It Go 76

26 Don't Smoke a Cigarette While Pushing an Oxygen Tank 80

27 Take a Stand 85

28 Fail Harder 87

29 The Art of Incubation 91

30 Secure Your Own Mask Before Assisting Others 94

31 Learn the Names of Things 97

32 Embrace Your Envy 99

33 Cultivate Your Voice 102

34 Get Back on the Scale 105

35 Join the Conversation 108

36 Claim Your Superpower; Cherish Your Kryptonite 112

37 Be Grateful 115

38 Be Slow 118

39 Inhabit the Universal 121

40 Don't Rush the Ending 123

41 Poetic License Granted 125

42 What If Marketing Were Love Made Contagious? 127

43 The Glint of Light on Broken Glass 129

44 Observation as Transportation 132

45 Stop Smushing Bananas 135

46 Reaching High Is the True Triumph 138

47 Notice. Intend. Act 141

48 If Everyone Else Was Jumping off a Bridge 144

49 The Traffic Cone and the Under-Construction Writing Life 147

50 Better Than Busy 149

51 Find Eliza 152

52 It's Your Story to Tell 155

53 Ask Well and Ye Shall Receive 160

54 Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Choose 163

55 Write Your Manifesto 166

56 Love Thy List 168

57 Write the Acknowledgments First 171

58 A Bug's Life, A Writer's Life 174

59 Lead What You Want to Learn 176

60 Ride the Wave of Fear 178

61 Find Your Form 184

62 Listen to Your Mother 187

63 Get to the Place of Grace 190

64 Happily Ever During 193

65 Cars Don't Melt 195

66 Love the Dog You Pick 199

67 Practice Closes the Gap 201

68 The Net May or May Not Appear 204

69 Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Names Can Change the Shape of Water Molecules 206

70 From Breakdown to Breakthrough 209

71 Pick the Low-Hanging Fruit 213

72 Cupid Hits an Artery 216

73 Oh, the Places You'll Go 218

74 Leave a Tiger Behind 221

75 From Impossible to Inevitable 223

Index 226

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fierce On The Page by Sage Cohen is 225 pages of sound and scintillating writer’s advice on marketing your writing. From the red, black & green high art cover to the sometimes playful, sometimes deep anecdotal evidence, Cohen shares her path, humbly and with such a bittersweetness. It is a page turner. I’ve been reviewing poetry chapbooks these last few months and I wasn’t sure what I was in for, when I measured the thickness of this book. To be honest, I was dubious about the chore at hand! Sage Cohen’s writing is so engaging, I read Fierce On The Page in its entirety, enjoying it immensely and finished feeling encouraged and stoked to work harder and more creatively at marketing not only my poetry but my other writing as well. Two thumbs up for Fierce On The Page! It makes me want to let loose with an MGM Lion’s roar.