Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Video Marketing Rules–How to Win in a World Gone Video

Lou Bortone has a new book available called Video Marketing Rules — How to Win in a World Gone Video. Click here.

Amazon’s description of the book states, “Video has become the way we share, the way we communicate, the way we connect, and the way we buy and sell. Video has also become the way we search (YouTube is the second most popular search engine), the way we “surf,” and the way we make buying decisions. 65% of consumers will visit a brand’s website and make a purchase decision after watching a video.”

Bortone’s book gives information on how to succeed with video marketing.


I like the dedication: “This book is dedicated to anyone and everyone who is courageous enough to share their knowledge and spread their message on video, especially those of us who don’t like being on camera. This book is also dedicated to all the introverts, underdogs and camera shy entrepreneurs who feel the fear and do it anyway. You rule.”

Bortone spent over 20 years as a marketing executive in the television and entertainment industries, including stints as National Promotion Manager for E! Entertainment Television and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Fox Family Worldwide in Los Angeles. Bortone is a popular speaker, author, and ghostwriter of six business books.

To order Video Marketing Rules–How to Win in a World Gone Video, click here.

Do you like to produce videos?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Written Across the Genres

The Wizard of Oz and The Hero’s Journey


In The Wizard of Us by Jean Houston, she analyzes The Wizard of Oz with the Hero’s Journey. Through a mythic lens, we discover the archetypes of mind, heart, and courage represented by the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion. We meet the gatekeepers in the story and the wizard within us.

Amazon’s description of the book states, “This thoughtful, layered guide offers new understanding of the human condition, the importance of myth, and the critical nature of our role and how we can participate in the creation of a better world. The Wizard not only calls us forth but he has called forth the journey itself. It’s time to uncover your inner hero and become the essential human you were always meant to be.”

For The Wizard of Us by Jean Houston, click here.

Writers would be interested in what Houston identifies as Dorothy’s Apotheosis. The definition of Apotheosis is the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax. In the Hero’s Journey, Apotheosis is when the hero’s old limited self dies and is transformed into a new being. Dorothy’s precise time of shifting is when she and her three friends meet with the Wizard after completing all the tasks he demanded before he would help them. Dorothy wanted a way to return home, the Scarecrow wanted a mind, the Tin Man wanted a heart, and the lion wanted courage.

When the Wizard refused to grant their wishes and bellows at them to leave, Dorothy finds her inner strength and her voice. “If you were really great and powerful, you’d keep your promises!”

Houston’s call to action for all of us is to claim our roles in this “extraordinary moment of human history” as powerful “Social Artists” and “Catalysts of Change” to aid in a global awakening to a new, better world.

For more information about a possible joyous and brilliant society and a sustainable Earth, visit www.jeanhouston.com.

For The Wizard of Us by Jean Houston, click here.

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Quote By Jean Houston About Stories

Jean Houston says:

“Stories are living and dynamic.

Stories exist to be exchanged.

They are the currency of Human Growth.”


I just finished an inspiring online course Jean Houston offered. Amazing growth and lifetime access to reviewing the course is what I look for in a beneficial program taught by an admirable mentor. I’m looking forward to learning more from her in the future.


Last week I finished reading her book, The Wizard of Us and highly recommend it. To order from Amazon, click here.

She analyzes The Wizard of Oz and aligns it with The Hero’s Journey. The processes at the end of specific points are what I call exercises, which I did and I had excellent results.






Are you familiar with Jean Houston’s teachings? Do you agree with her quote?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Written Across the Genres

A Rare Secret About Chronic Pain Relief

You’re not alone if you suffer with chronic pain. Over 100 million of people in the United States alone are dealing with chronic pain.

My colleague, Barbara J. Semple says that for many chronic pain sufferers, going to the doctor makes the struggle more challenging. And, it doesn’t have to be a struggle and challenge.

If you’re suffering with chronic pain that won’t ease up, you’re going to find great wisdom and encouragement from Barbara’s new eBook, “What Your Doctor’s Are Not Telling You About Your Chronic Pain.”


Grab your free copy here >>

She is giving her book away for free for the next few days, so don’t wait!

Download it now and discover the rare secret to begin living pain free and what you can do to get more relief now.

Best wishes for your health and wholeness.

P.S. If you’ve tried everything and you’re frustrated, save yourself from more unnecessary struggle…

Barbara encourages you to start where you are with your symptoms today.

And if you’re looking for empowering ways you can begin feeling better, download her free ebook in which she reveals the rare secret about chronic pain relief, “What Your Doctor’s Are Not Telling You About Your Chronic Pain.”

Grab your free copy here >>

Barbara has condensed a process of 40 years of mind/body therapies, as well as numerous “struggle-discover” moments along the way to give you exactly what you need in the moment.

You begin to get relief and healing right away. She’s done the homework for you.

This eBook will only be free for a few days, so I encourage you to get the download now.

Barbara J. Semple is an amazing powerhouse of natural healing truths. Get ready to lighten your pain.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Written Across the Genres

P.S. You don’t have to live being afraid of “what’s coming next” with your body. Learn the rare secret today and turn your life around.

#1 Amazon Bestseller Update for Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Thank you all who ordered the paperback copy of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans on launch day.  Although it didn’t reach #1 Amazon bestseller, the book ranked very well, thanks to all of you.

I chose three categories which you can see in detail if you go to my book on Amazon click here.

When you are on the book’s Amazon page, scroll down to Product Details at the bottom where you can view the rankings. Bright and early yesterday morning, I checked and I saw three digit numbers for each of the three categories.  I started to take screen shots and recorded the numbers at noon because they surprised me: #123, #133, and #177. . .a several hundred difference.

An hour and a half later, I read #35, #39, and #65. I did a happy dance. Then at 5:30, they were #19, #28, #42, another happy dance. At 6:45, better and better, #14, #21, and #38.

At 9:30 and 10:44 p.m. the numbers remained at #11, #16, and #30. I knew that would be the highest they would go. This morning, I double-checked and they were #20, #25, and #44.

I think #11, #16, and #44 are great rankings considering the competition. So I thank you all again for going on this exciting numbers adventure with me, and let me know how you like the book.

There’s a “high” one gets when a book is published (I felt the same way with Written Across the Genres). So I’m thinking of creating a companion book, which is what workbooks are called now. It will be filled with exercises to help writers and speakers hone their own life experiences based on the 20 examples and tips in this book. I’m developing an on-line course on a similar topic and these books will be reference material.

I want to thank Tamara Monosoff who taught me how to frequently encourage people to buy on the launch day, how to watch the ranking, and how to pick categories in the first place. Categories are key. With her guidance the eBook version of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans became a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

Let me know if you want to learn more on that topic and I’ll pass along her wisdom.  She and I have a passion to help people be successful.

By the way, I’m keeping the paperback at the launch price for another day. It is still $9.97 but will go up to $14.97.  If you didn’t order yesterday or want an extra copy at the discount price click here to get it directly.

I’d love feedback in the comments section on the idea of creating a companion book with exercises to hone one’s own life experiences. 

Have a happy day,


Julaina Kleist-Corwin, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Written Across the Genres

Hada’s Fog (fiction to be released at the end of the year)