I was re-reading Michael Ventura’s brilliant piece, The Talent of the Room, and began thinking again about the power of solitude. *The full piece is printed with permission in my book, Write Naked.* In a world where everything moves so fast, from a tap to like an IG post to a swipe left to […]

June 17, 2021

Lessons in Solitude…by Jennifer Probst

For all of the writers on the journey of the elusive 50K by the end of November, I salute you! Here’s a post to inspire you to reach for the stars.  I have to re set every day. Just because I have a great writing day does not mean it will carry over to the […]

November 12, 2020

A Writing Pep Talk for NANOWRIMO

I was out driving yesterday. This was a good sign since I actually left the house to meet a girlfriend of mine for lunch, and had a solid 45 minutes each way. I listened to my music and took in the scenery in a world that hasn’t changed that much outside, but has changed tremendously […]

November 8, 2017

A Conversation With My Muse…

I went to dinner with an old friend tonight and had too much wine and got a bit emotional. I figured it would make for a good blog so here we go… I realized there are a lot of things that are easy to do in this life. Here are some of them. It’s easy […]

August 23, 2017

The Easy Road? Or the Hard Road? Creative Musings…

  Yeah, you can tell by the blog post heading I’m a bit hungover on Easter mimosas, chocolate bunnies, family fun, and my current deadline staring me dead in the face. I’m hoping I haven’t lost you yet so here we go. As my boys grow older, I’m reaching the time when they will officially […]

April 17, 2017

The Easter Bunny, Dreams, and Writing Naked…