A look at my debut series and the superpowers that went into its creation

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About the series: Nate is the master of darkness and shadows. Clara has explosive telekinetic abilities. When the Blue Star, the most dangerous power source known, steals Clara’s memories and leaves her with blue blood and a lightning scar, she’s forced to run away from The Complex and the evil threats chasing her. On a path to corruption from the cold, Clara and Nate discover there’s a lot more behind the Blue Star than they first believed. Will they stop the evil before it takes control of her?

Okay, I’ve always been in love with superpowers. It’s one of my…


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There’s a shiny new look to Soul Forgotten! I spent some time polishing this girl again, because after a year my skills have grown and I wanted to give it the additional love. So, here’s a fresh look at the first chapter!

Not dead. At least, I don’t think so.

I’m not sure how long I sat in numbness, completely swallowed by a blinding white light. My mind was as blank as my vision, silence ringing in my ears. Or maybe that was actual ringing.

The loud, high pitched shriek slowly faded as the rest of my body settled and…


Did you get a fancy new notebook for Christmas but have yet to open it? Maybe you’re waiting for the right inspiration. Or you might be saving it for that…


What makes a reader interested in your book?

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Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

We’re all guilty of judging a book by the cover. As authors, we appreciate the elements of design, the intrigue a good cover can create, and the story that it tells… up until we have to do it ourselves. It’s like we’ve forgotten everything that we need to do.

We have an idea but we need to confirm a few things before moving forward. Mastering your book cover is a critical step in the book development process — it’s the first thing a potential reader sees. Your cover gets them in the door. It tickles their curiosity, creates intrigue, and…


Looking to accomplish more in your day? Setting your priorities might help! These are three of the most important tasks that you want to accomplish.

Here’s the thing — they…


How collections and logs can help you hit your writing goals

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Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Unsplash

I’ve always struggled with planners. I never stuck with it long enough to actually get any benefit from the resource. My solution? A bullet journal.

While I’ve since discovered the perfect planner for me, the bujo has always been a consistent space for my writing. It’s an all in one resource to plan, schedule, write, capture, list, journal, habit track, and so much more.

I still have my bujo, and I’m using it a lot differently this year than I have in the past. …


Writers — are you looking to develop better habits? Focused on making this your writing year?

I’ve been testing habits ever since I started this full-time writing journey, figuring out…


Is this the year you finally get over your fear of the newsletter? There are a lot of tips out there for nonfiction newsletters, but what if you’re a fiction…


There are a million different ways to get ideas out of our heads, but what if you could use freewriting a little more deliberately?

Freewriting is a great tool to…


Want to publish your book but think you need a huge budget to get started? I’m a firm believer in rolling up your sleeves and getting to work, even if…

Laura Winter

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