My muse loves to play games with me. In the beginning, we have a firm word count in mind. And then we begin negotiations. Muse: I don’t want to write this book. It was a mistake. Me: It’s too late now, we have to make it work. It’s only a novella. We need 30K. Muse: […]

June 23, 2020

A Day in the Life of my Muse…

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

It’s been a hell of a year. I knew back in January it’d be a challenge. I had decided to take on more travel than I’ve had before—I was honored to be invited as a keynote speaker and teach a masterclass, and then there were some conferences I needed to attend, including Paris (because who […]

November 7, 2019

How To Write a Book in 30 Days (Kind of)

I’m not an expert on grief. I’ve been very lucky. So far, other than my grandparents, parakeets, and dogs, up until last year I was blissfully unaware of how loss can affect you. But then we lost my mother-in-law and my father within a week of each other, which sent my normal life reeling out […]

March 29, 2019

On Grief…

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