Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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J.K. Royce Author of PILZ has a Life Experience Published in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

J.K. Royce

J.K. Royce’s essay, “Writer’s Slump” is featured in my book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans. Presenters and authors can look for the sensory details Royce included, for example: her husband regards her with the “worried eyes of a deer sniffing the scent of a hungry wolf.” She laces the essay with snippets of subtle humor and metaphor.

During a cell phone call from her mother, Royce said she thought her mother was “about to morph into a cell signal, burst through the phone, and reconfigure herself in front of me so I wouldn’t miss what she was about to say.”

You’ll find out what her mother says when you order the eBook, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans on it’s launch day, May 31st, for only $.99.

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

How to Create an Emotional Bond with Audiences and Readers

Gary Lea

Gary Lea’s essay called “Too Small” is published in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, which will be launched May 31st as an eBook and later a print book.

His story is about grief, resistance, and emotional growth.  Lea created scenes  and bookended the essay with sensory details. It’s a good example of how to create an emotional bond with readers and audiences.  You can buy Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans for $.99 on Kindle May 31st to find out what was too small in Lea’s story.

By the way, how do you like his image done by an artist on http://fiberr.com/?

Can you feel movement when you look at it?

 

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

The real Gary

Meetings With Writers Linda Todd and Peter Dudley And Trading Books

Linda Todd

 

Trading books created Friday Fun today.  I met Linda Todd, my patient editor, writer, and dear friend at Panera’s in Alamo where we discussed writing, editing, critique groups, traveling, and recuperating among other topics. She turned over one of the proof copies of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, which she used for our final edit.

I transported the copy to a Starbucks in Concord where I met with Peter J. Dudley, my long time writer friend. He loaned me a proof copy of his newest book to be published in June called Lifelike. I hoarded several of his book marks to hand out to members of my writing group. And, I loaned him the proof copy of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans.

We plan to write reviews for each other after our books are published. When Peter and I were in a seven member critique group that met in Alamo many years ago, he knew he and I would publish in the future. Tenacity and the love of the written word led his prediction to come true for the two of us. He is more prolific than I am. Lifelike is his fifth novel. Captivate is my second book.  In the photo, I’m holding Peter’s first novel, Semper. He wrote two more novels for this New Eden trilogy, Forsada (2013)  and Freda (2014). The same year, 2014, Peter published The Big Lie, a YA book.

Today we talked about Amazon algorithms, how to promote our books, and caught up on what has been happening in our lives between books.

Peter told me the inspiration for Lifelike was two photos that faced each other across a walkway at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. As he stood between them, he felt some energy and their story developed. I’m ready to curl up and start reading.

Peter Dudley and me at the 2012 San Francisco Writers Conference.

Award-Winning Comedian Stacey Gustafson Is Featured In Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Comedian Stacey Gustafson

In my new book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans,

# Stacey Lowrey Gustafson‘s story “Five Minutes as Stand-Up Comic” is featured with nineteen others.

She published a book ranked #1 Amazon Best Seller in Parenting & Family Humor, called Are You Kidding Me? My Life With an Extremely Loud Family, Bathroom Calamities, and Crazy Relatives.

Her many awards include Erma Bombeck Humor Writer of the Month, Best Comedian at Tommy T’s Comedy Club Open Mic Night, and 2nd place winner in 2015 Toastmaster’s Humorous Speech contest.

 

My book will launch in a few days. I’ll keep you posted when it’s available so you can find out about Stacey’s path to becoming a comedian.

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Hada’s Fog

Author Chat: Jenna Barwin – via 5 PHOTOS on Mundus Media Ink

Michelle Rene Goodhew of Mundus Media Ink

Michelle Rene Goodhew at Mundus Media Ink posted an author chat with Jenna Barwin. Click here.

I liked how the five photos emphasized the chat responses, for instance, the prompt:   “Something that represents something unique about you.”

Barwin’s answer, “I shoot underwater photography. Recently, I considered whether there was a link between the sea creatures I photograph, and my fiction writing.”

She explains, “. . . this lionfish elegantly floats through the water, and is quite lovely to watch, but its spines contain a nasty neurotoxin.” She writes about vampires. Here is her recent book.

When asked who is her favorite villian not from her own work, Barwin answered, “Dr. Horrible from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Joss Whedon did a fantastic job directing this short video story, which exemplifies a saying we writers often hear: the villain is the hero of his or her own story.”

I appreciated being reminded about the villain being the hero of his or her own story. As writers we owe the villain that consideration.

I also want to recommend Michelle Rene Goodhew’s artistic talents.  She designed the cover of my  new book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans and my Facebook banners, promo teasers, etc. FYI, the book hasn’t launched yet but will in a few days.