Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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A Weekend Workshop with Hans and Cindy of Lucidity Productions



Here is the email I received this morning welcoming me to the video workshop with Hans and Cindy this weekend. With their help and the other attendees, I worked on my video scripts, soon to be posted.


This morning, we are starting our “Captivating Confidence on Video” Retreat! Yay!

Hans and I will be helping our clients use their iPhones to attract clients with video and make a global impact with their message.

And it got me thinking..

This is the first time in history we can create professional looking videos from our iPhones that get us clients from all over the world – when done correctly of course.

So it’s gotta be fun! And it’s gotta be authentic.

People have been so inundated with lame marketing that at the first sign of cheesiness, people simply click away. It’s just the truth.

So, how do you create videos from anywhere in the world that radiate your true essence, and captivate your ideal clients to want to work with you?

EduTainment as they say…..

Our VIP clients pay us thousands of dollars to create epic videos for them, and they know it is worth every penny. One video you make today could turn into consultations and clients for a lifetime.

But what if you’re not there yet… If you don’t have a $5k per month video budget, this might be the right next step for you to get yourself out there on video.

Or even if you’ve already hired video producers, but now you want to start making more videos on the fly – like start your video blog (vlog) or use Facebook Live?

What if you could learn the simplest way to start making branded videos that don’t cost you thousands of dollars? Using the iPhone that is 3 feet away from you?

That’s what we’re diving into this weekend with our amazing clients – we can’t wait to pull back the curtain and teach the golden nuggets we’ve learned along the way to help us build our coaching and consulting business, while traveling all over California and working from hundreds of different locations. What can I say – we love to travel. 🙂

If this intrigues you and you want to learn more about joining our next “Captivating Confidence on Video” retreat or learn more about our online program, click here to schedule a 45-minute Video Rockstar Breakthrough Session.

The session alone is worth $300, and is our personal gift to you, to help you break through to the other side and BE SEEN and IN SERVICE to your tribe.

Sending you lots of love from our retreat. We can feel your love too. xoxo

With Love and Aloha,

Cindy (and Hansy)

Lucidity Productions


Jeanna Gabelini Chats With Callan Rush





I’ve known Jeanna Gabelini for many years when she lived in the same town I do now.  The first time we  met, she entered our office on a cold, blustery winter evening, bundled up in coat, scarf and knitted hat.  With a terrific smile, she introduced herself. We became friends, taking walks (I half walked and ran to keep up with her), had long talks in her living room with friends of hers,  and over the years, I’ve watched her grow her business.

Today she talked online with Callan Rush about Magnetize Your Audience Coaching Program. I’ve watched several videos the last few days featuring the program Rush and Justin Livingston have created.  Each time I learned new useful information.


Callan Rush








I’m in their Maximize Your Impact – Optimized Webinar Sequence and I’m happy that I can take my time with it. Webinars look easy, but it’s like learning a new language as I go through the modules and calls.  I found out about  Rush from Gabelini several years ago. At that  time, funnels, JV partners, and many more words didn’t mean anything to me.

Now webinars fascinate me.  I heard Rush and Livingston again a few months ago. Rush’s background  is a teacher and it shows in how clearly she explains step-by-step how to put their program into practice. When she said “You need to know why to apply”, I totally agreed and put that quote into a jingle that I repeated several times.

During the on-line chat today, Gabelini told Rush that she admired  her dynamic speaking on stage to huge audiences. Gabelini is an extrovert but likes to talk to smaller groups. Rush said she’s an introvert, especially in small group meetings. She feels more comfortable with a larger number of attendees. Sounds contradictory, doesn’t it? However, I identify with Rush.

I’m an introvert too and I like to speak to large groups. In social parties, I tend to listen more than talk.

What about you?  Are you an introvert or extrovert and do you like to speak to large audiences or small groups?


Click here for more about Jeanna Gabelini.

Click Here for more about Callan Rush


Julaina Kleist

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

Five-Year Old Girl With Autism Paints Masterpieces










Five-year-old girl with autism paints stunning masterpieces. See the cat in the painting? for more, click here.

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

Chapter Twenty-Six Of Hada’s Fog Is Posted

hada cover with youngGo to menu and click on Hada’s Fog to read the novel.









In the twenty-sixth chapter of Hada’s Fog, Samuel surprises the family with a change of plans. Lev suspects he continues to conspire against Abe.

ice-skating-in-justin-herman-plazaEsther and Judi go ice-skating with Abe.

Ann Patchett Is On Tour For Her Newest Book Commonwealth


Author Ann Pachett








I met Ann Pachett at a book reading in Danville, California a few years ago. Several writer friends and I converged at Rakestraw Books for a boxed lunch and listened to Pachett. She is one of my top 5 authors and her entertaining talk made me admire her even more.

I waited last in line to have her sign a bag full of her books that I had read, plus her new one I purchased that day,  This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. I asked if I could have a photo with her, she said yes, and added that I was the first one that week of her tour to request it. I’ve treasured the photo but filed it in a ‘special place’ which I can’t find right now.

Here is an interesting article about her, her bookstore in Tennessee, and her upcoming tour for CommonwealthClick here.


Author Ann Patchett and Sparky

What is your favorite Ann Patchett novel?


(I can’t choose because I love them all.)







Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog