Fierce on the Page


Every writer’s guide to writing and living better

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. In Fierce on the Page, 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 crafting your best writing and your best life.

Praise for Fierce on the Page

“Sage Cohen’s Fierce on the Page is a practical, soulful, and brilliant new book that will help you cultivate strengths, transform practices, and create the life and the work you desire. This book is brimming with keys that are essential for every writer and will empower you to experience new paradigms of productivity, sufficiency, and fulfillment.”
–Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money

“We write to create ourselves, to discover–moment to moment to moment–who we are, who we are becoming. In Fierce on the Page, Sage Cohen exhorts us to fuel this arduous, exhilarating self-creation with the ferocity of dedication and desire. Showing us how to fashion our own personal “bylaws about the paradoxes of authenticity and perfection, failure and success,” she inspires us each to become–through the passionate work of writing–the best of our possible selves.”
–Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita

“Wow. That is the word I exclaimed aloud over and over as I read Sage Cohen’s shining new book. I have published several books with a major publisher, so I feel like I should be able to face blank page with equanimity by now. But of course I can’t–every project is a wild adventure. Like nothing I’ve ever read, Fierce on the Page brings honest inspiration to the multi-faceted, never-ceasing challenge of the writing process. With story, humor, grace, heart, and vast experience, Cohen teaches us to forge our own path through the intertwined tasks of creating an authentic human life and an authentic writing life. The exercises are incisive and original, and, yes, fierce. I am recommending this book to every writer I know.”
–Lyanda Haupt, author of The Urban Bestiary and Crow Planet

Take your Fierce on the Page discoveries to the next level

Check out the 33-page, interactive companion workbook to Fierce on the Page that helps you move from insight to action—to transformation.

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Year of Publication



Writer's Digest Books


Book (printed and bound), eBook (Kindle Edition)