Sometimes, I forget that writing is like life. You can have clear goals, focus on the finish line, and do the work nonstop to get there. But many times, the end is just out of reach—like the treasure keeps tauntingly moving a few steps ahead of you until you wonder: Was this a good idea […]

September 18, 2020

Chasing The Story…by Jennifer Probst

There are a few things people think of when they hear the word editor. Deadlines. A smart person dressed in a business suits with glasses who reads manuscripts all day. A mysterious figure who takes you to lunch, and decides whether or not she likes your next book pitch and whether to shower you with […]

March 5, 2020

Writing Wednesday: Why Editors are Critical

I just watched Frozen 2 with my boys this past weekend. I laughed. I cried. I swooned. I sighed. And I realized I loved this sequel better than the first. I went with my husband, sister in law, and my two boys. They all disagreed with me and said the first one was a lot […]

December 3, 2019

The Top Five Reasons Frozen 2 Illustrates How to Write a Better Romance Novel

It’s time to share the secret sauce that writers have been protecting for YEARS. Yep, I’m finally going to spill the beans and let the world in on the actual steps you need to follow in order to write a book. We’ve kept our careers shrouded in secrecy, banking on your questions of “How do […]

February 21, 2019

How To Write A Book…by Jennifer Probst

  Recently, I went with my boys to see A Dog’s Way Home. We were looking for a family movie to entertain us on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and though the preview looked a bit cheesy, we figured we’d give it a try. Buckets of tears later, I admit I didn’t see the emotion of […]

January 22, 2019

On Going Home…by Jennifer Probst