I believe writing well helps us live well.
I wrote this book to show you how.
The way we do anything is the way we do everything. This can be confronting, but also empowering. When we take on any part of our lives, we have the potential to improve all of it.
In my life, writing well has been a path to living well. I wrote Fierce on the Page to make this path available to anyone who wants to walk (and write) it.
In this collection of personal, practical, and provocative essays from Writer’s Digest Books, I propose that ferocity is your best compass for finding your true way forward. And I offer strategies and practices designed to inspire and equip you to:
- 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
Together, we’ll unlock the secrets to a writing practice that helps you welcome yourself as you are—while accelerating in the direction you want to go.
Read what people are saying about 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
Your writing life will not only be changed, but your inner ear will feel what momentum for life in general is supposed to feel like viscerally, a startling mix of discipline, gratitude, and playful daring.
— Rev. Mantu Joshi, author of The Resilient Parent: Everyday Wisdom for Life with Your Exceptional Child
This book has made me re-evaluate so much about my life, my attitude, my relationships, the way I parent, and so much more. Sage has a phenomenal perspective and is a master at shining a light on what has been hiding in plain sight.
— Michelle Ehrhard, Editor and Proofreader
The feeling I get from Fierce on the Page is having coffee with a brilliant writer who has so much wisdom to share. It is such a luscious conversation! And, Sage is inspiring me to become more fierce!
— Carolyn Martin, author of The Way a Woman Knows
About the Author
Sage Cohen is the author of Fierce on the Page, The Productive Writer, and Writing the Life Poetic, all from Writer’s Digest Books, and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World from Queen of Wands Press.
Sage’s prizewinning poems, essays, fiction, and how-to articles have appeared in a wide range of publications including Rattle, Hip Mama; The Night, and the Rain, and the River; The Truth of Memoir; Cup of Comfort for Writers, and Writer’s Digest magazine. She has been sought out as a literary instructor, writing coach, presenter, performer, and judge.
As founder of Sage Communications, Sage has been crafting the strategies and writing the words that accelerate business for companies such as Blue Shield, American Express, and McKesson since 1997. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Creative Writing Program at New York University where she was awarded a full fellowship.
Sage lives in Portland, Oregon with her young son and a menagerie of animals.
Photo of Sage by The Weaver House