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Learn how to transform your passion for writing into a career. New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst reveals her pathway to success, from struggling as a new writer to signing a seven-figure deal. Write Naked intermingles personal essays on craft with down-to-earth advice on writing romance in the digital age. Probst will teach you how to:

  • Commit to your current work-in-progress, get focused, and complete it on schedule
  • Reveal raw emotions and thoughts on the page to hook your readers
  • Assemble a street team to promote and celebrate your books
  • Overcome writer's block with ease
  • Develop themes that tie together your books and series
  • Write the most difficult elements of romance - including sex scenes - with skill and style

Regardless of the genre, every novelist faces a difficult task. Creating authentic characters and an engaging plot are challenging enough. But attempting to break into the hotter-than-ever romance genre, which is constantly flooded with new titles and fresh faces? It can feel impossible. This is where Probst's Write Naked comes in. To survive - and thrive - you need the help and wisdom of an expert.

Written in Probst's unmistakable and honest voice, Write Naked is filled with the lessons and craft advice every writer needs in order to carve out a rewarding career.

©2017 Jennifer Probst (P)2018 Jennifer Probst

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  • amanda
  • 08-05-2019

This is not a book for writing assistance

As a published author myself, this book was recommended to me. This should not be advertised by Amazon or Audible as a book to begin writing or further your craft. This book is about the author and what she considers to be the life of a writer. I know more about the author than I do writing now that I've listened. I don't really care to know what she wears when she sits down to write, that she likes to listen to people's conversations at restaurants, etc. If writing is something that interests you, do not waste your time on this one. This book needs to be advertised differently.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-2020

Brilliant!

Thank you for writing this amazing book! I’ve been writing since a very young age like you, but I never dared to call myself a writer until recently. Your experiences and amazing career path that you shared opened my eyes and helped me realize how the whole publishing industry works. Two years ago I almost landed a contract for my first romance novel but the editor wanted me to make so many changes that it didn’t feel like my book anymore. It was a great learning experience. I love all the details of your writing schedule and this helped me learn how I function and why I do certain things. I do not understand the negative reviews. When I see shallow reviews I know that person hasn’t read the whole book. Haters gonna hate. If you’re a writer but haven’t been published yet, this is a must-read! Highly recommended.

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  • Syd Young
  • 12-10-2019

For all writers, especially because of honesty about the business

Kudos to Probst for writing an honest book. I appreciated her deep dive into numbers, writer’s angst, and some other topics that don’t always appear in a discourse/memoir on the business of writing. Enjoyed!

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  • Sally W
  • 19-12-2018

Great resource for romance writers!

This book was full of useful advice and information I could use to improve my writing and manage a career in writing romance. I signed my first publishing contract this year and am trying to learn everything I can about how to be successful, and hearing about Jennifer's experiences was very helpful. I will listen to this audio book again and again! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great book on the craft and business of writing romance!

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  • ACustomerofAmazonWhoBuysThingsOnAmazon
  • 07-10-2020

Part memoir, part craft book, part inspirational t

I really enjoyed this. As an aspiring novelist, this was a joy to listen to. Probst was honest and real and witty. Narration was excellent. I definitely would recommend.

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  • donalurn
  • 11-05-2020

helpful for beginning writers

I enjoy this book. Good information for beginning writers. Answers questions concerning publishing self or through publishing company.

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  • Angela's Book Addiction
  • 02-09-2019

An engaging, humorous, and useful resource.

Write Naked by Jennifer Probst, narrated by Kelsey Navarro, is a candid account of the author's journey to success. Full of honest anecdotes of her mistakes along the way, she provides encouragement and examples of what pitfalls to avoid. Excerpts from her books are shared to demonstrate different elements of craft. The narration was clear and concise, an easy and enjoyable listen. An engaging, humorous, and useful resource that I know I will return to as I move forward in my writing endeavors.

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  • Kelsey RaeChelle
  • 05-08-2019

very helpful

I just started my again writing. I've always loved it and would love to right full time. I am on chapter 5 of my first real book and felt I needed a little help. this book gave me the encouragment to keep going. when I would take a small break from my novel, I'd listen to this. she has lots of tips and relatability. With this book, I'm confident I will eventually "finish the damn book!" LOL

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  • Jim W
  • 18-06-2019

World’s most mundane autobiography

WARNING: This book does not teach you how to write. It is a story about a writer - with exercises. If this book teaches you anything it’s how to deal with the failures and successes of being a writer. Even there, the info is scant: Lesson 1: how to sit on a chair Lesson 2: how to sit naked on a chair Lesson 3: how to deal with the inevitable jealousy of other writers because all you have learned how to do is sit on a chair. There is more, and sometimes it’s reasonably interesting, but with minor value. The title is very very very misleading, which is why I don’t mind being so negative in this review. I feel fairly cheated. In summary, if “writers are people who write” sounds like a profound statement with inspiring qualities then this book is for you. If it strikes you as a meaningless tautology with zero instructive value, then buy something else.

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