J.L. Winters




Elegant Mornings

No. 109 – tl;dr:  Morning rituals that spark creativity, 5 morning rituals for a magical day, Elegant Mornings, 10 morning habits of women we admire, morning routine for the modern woman. Abraham Hicks said “If all you did was look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life.” Some of us dread …

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The Walking Wounded

No. 108 – tl;dr: Creativity wound, conflict in fiction, build mysteries around whether characters will succeed or fail, hold reader attention using character flaws, 5 lessons to connect with your audience, self-editing to take your novel to the next stage, 5 reasons to keep writing, 7 steps to emotional endurance, a morning tea ritual.   …

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Be Brave

No. 106 – tl;dr – Be brave, writing is like building a house, 6 cheats to “tell”, pampering on a budget, 9 habits to stop today, author platforms for those who don’t have a clue, developmental editors, reader profiles, become financially independent, history of St. Patrick’s Day.   It’s Writer Wednesday, and that means I’ve …

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Season’s Greetings

Dear Storytellers! As we close out another life-changing year, I want to wish you a very merry Christmas and happy holidays! For me, the end of the year is always a time for reflection and gratitude. It has been filled with ups and downs, learning to navigate challenges, yet it has also been filled with blessings. …

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