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Vivian Probst is an award-winning author and speaker whose message comes from an inner fire that compels her to search out the unique brilliance of every human being. She is an indefatigable researcher into matters of heart, mind, soul, women’s issues, science, language and the afterlife. Vivian ‘suited up’ for this work with a deeply religious background and early training in culture and linguistics.

A former missionary, then displaced homemaker living in poverty, Probst rose to become a national consultant to the affordable housing industry. She has captured the hearts of thousands with her unique gift of insight, humor, and her passion to bring out the best of who we really are through stories.

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Vivian Probst Ha! I laugh at it. If writer's block shows up it has a marvelous message: a) I'm resisting something about the story that I don't want to write, b)…moreHa! I laugh at it. If writer's block shows up it has a marvelous message: a) I'm resisting something about the story that I don't want to write, b) I'm evaluating how others will react to my story rather than simply writing it or, c) it's time to take a break.

I believe stories come to us to be written if we are willing to listen closely, in a state of outrageous curiosity and openness to allow the characters to speak. If the story isn't coming to me, I turn my attention to something else until it returns. It's really about trusting the story.

It's also marvelous fun to take a few days to simply live and be a part of events that are occurring. These can be great clues about plot and story content.The family and friends appreciate it too.

Have you ever felt like you're experiencing a situation or character that would make a great scene in a story? One of my favorite scenes in 'Death by Roses' actually happened and gave me the basis to write the scene.

I also take care to pay attention to my dream life and respect whatever is coming to me no matter what my personal opinion is about it.

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Vivian Probst Writing fiction! I get to live out my imagination, watch the pieces of the story come together and enjoy the rapture when all the blanks start to fill…moreWriting fiction! I get to live out my imagination, watch the pieces of the story come together and enjoy the rapture when all the blanks start to fill in! It's so amazing. If others enjoy what I write, that's BLISS!(less)
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Death by Roses

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Recently I stepped away from a project that was right up my alley: challenging, time-consuming, and interesting—plus it paid me. You might wonder why I did that and I’m inclined to tell you because I could use some support (and maybe some advice).


As most of you know, I have run my own business for over thirty years, traveled the country and I’ve written and published a couple of books in my ‘sp...

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Death by Roses by Vivian R. Probst
"If it's been a while since you've read anything that tickled your bones, Death by Roses is a MUST! The premise and concept of the story is a HOOT, and trust me, the next time you hear a toilet flush you'll remember what a good time you had reading..." Read more of this review »
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"Extremely enjoy able...ordinary people in ordinary situations, with extraordinary twists. Highly
recommend. The story of a husband who loses his wife to death on the first day of a long marriage he
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Death by Roses by Vivian R. Probst
""Death by Roses" is fun, profound, and wonderful. Probst's characters are a little bit villain, a little more hero, and entirely human, even when they aren't any more. "Roses" is an incredibly enjoyable and insightful read."
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I hope every woman reads this book, even if you haven’t been touched by breast cancer. I never thought I’d laugh while reading such serious book, but Enghofer insists with her witty and tender account, kick-ass memoir. When we own who we are, we heal ...more
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