Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Tri-Valley Authors Event at Towne Center Bookstore

If you’re in California, it would be great to meet you. The event is fun and a great group to meet.

See you there. We’ll have copies of Written Across the Genres to look at and/or buy, plus books by the other featured writers.

Need Feedback on My New Book Cover Title

This cover is the working draft by artist Michelle Rene Goodhew for my new book available in a few weeks. The part that still needs work is the title. The book is  for entrepreneurs who want to improve their presentations with interspersing life experiences. The essays were written by writer friends. In the introduction to each one, I point out the elements of good storytelling. Please let me know in the comments  which title you like best. Thank you.

A. Impact and Profit from Your Life Experiences
B. How to Make an Impact with Your Life Experiences
C. Be a Client Magnet with Your Life Experiences
D. Magnetize Clients with Relatable Experiences



Michelle’s website is above.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog



One Word Focus for 2017

Someone said since New Years resolutions often are too hard to keep, using one word for a focus is easier to maintain.

I’m in several Facebook groups where we are using one word motivation for 2017.  I said efficient.

In 2016, I wanted to accomplish more than I did and I think the problem was lack of efficiency in my aspirations.

Once I accomplish or at least improve my efficiency, I’ll use a new word, I don’t want to be locked in with only one word for the whole year.

What is your one word for the beginning of 2017?

Bring In A Happy New Year 2017!


I posted holiday greetings on my Facebook page but didn’t make it to writing a post here. I hope you all had fun and will have more fun on this big, bright night.

Last week, we enjoyed visits from members of my husband’s family who came out from New Jersey. December 27th was the one-year birthday of his niece’s baby. Our daughter, Ariana, turns twenty today and my birthday is tomorrow. Nope, not going to tell which number it is.

The last couple days I’ve been writing poems and a short story for our Tri-Valley Writers’ Club Winterfest Ekphrasis entries due today, of course. To see the art click here.

And, with Donna Kozic‘s and Lisa Bloom‘s help to get me to get things done, I worked on the intros to my repurposed essays that will be in an eBook and printed book. The title is not confirmed yet. I might ask your help with selecting a title from the pages of possibilities I have–next post, maybe.

Linda Todd, my editing friend, and I got it  published mid-January, 2017.

No confusion about the date. In a group I led for many years, we began to say New Year confirmations instead of intentions. Since time is not linear we stated the goals as completed. We’d clap as we said, “It is done, it is done, It IS done.” Try it, it works.







Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog (published in March, 2017)

Plan Your Year: Nonfiction Writing Prompt #52 by Nina Amir

Check out Nina Amir’s blog post:

Write Nonfiction NOW!

Inspiring You to Make a Positive and Meaningful Difference–and a Career–with Your Words

  1. Plan Your Year: Nonfiction Writing Prompt #52 – 2016-12-28 03:17:36-05

The most successful nonfiction writers know the value of planning. Whether you are writing a blog post, an essay, an article, or a book, planning is necessary. But you must plan your writing career as well. To become a successful writer, you need a one-year plan as well as three- and five-year plans. You want […]

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog