Writing Warriors Collective


A place for authors on their self-publishing journey!

Hey! Thanks for stopping by!

I’m Laina. Author, businesswoman, college professor, and instructional designer for the Jack Welch Management Institute. I’m also a lifelong learner with an MBA, MFA in Creative Writing, and a Ph.D.

But most of all…

I love to write and to help others reach their dreams.


Especially in writing endeavors. There is nothing more satisfying than watching someone finish their novel, go through the self-publishing process, and achieve their dreams of becoming a published author. It’s not easy, but you CAN make a living doing what you love – writing and publishing. I’ve done it. And if I’ve done it YOU can do it.

The mission of Writing Warriors Collective is:

I want to make the road to self-publishing easier for others.

I’ve released 17 fiction novels, and boy have I learned a lot on my journey over the last 10 years. I could spend an afternoon, or several, telling you all the mistakes I made you should avoid. To cut your losses by 75%. Yeah. It’s been that bad. Like once maxing out my credit card on buying paperback copies. I was sure the book signings I set up at the local Starbucks was going to make me a millionaire, and I’d pay it back easy peasy.


Finally, after moving those cases of books 3 times, I chucked them in the trash. And 2 years later made the last payment on my credit card. #lessonlearned

But I’m not a quitter and fast forward 8 more years, and I’ve made it. Not millionaire status made it but feeding my family a little better than white bread and mayonnaise sandwiches made it.

Now I want to help all you authors out there to make it too. To follow your dream and do what you love and actually make money at it. Life is too short not to do what you love.

Writing Warriors Collective contains informative blog posts on all things writing; there are also ebooks, courses, and a community that offers support. Plus there’s me. I’m only an email away.

Whether you’re just starting out or in the middle of your journey you’ve come to the right place.

Let me know how I can help and happy writing!





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