Laura Ward lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not changing diapers, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.
What inspires you to write?
I’ve always daydreamed love stories, but now I’m inspired to write to show my children they should always follow their dreams.
Tell us about your writing process.
I get a loose outline in my head and then go with it. Once I get a skeletal story structure on paper, I go back and fill in richer scenes.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Absolutely- and almost always in the shower.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read. All the time.
Write for at least thirty minutes every day. Once you really get into the story, you won’t be able to stop.
Find friends to read and critique for you. This is an invaluable way to grow as a writer.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I knew the romance genre was pretty saturated, so I decided to self publish. I’m new to this, so I don’t have too much advice right now.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I’d like to think it will follow the market and be welcoming to self publishers and traditional publishers alike.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
New Adult, Romance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
Link To Laura Ward Page On Amazon