Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Live Streaming Video About Hooks in Writing and Speaking

Daylight Savings Time caught me in a missed opportunity.  Tamara Monosoff and members of the 7 Day  Live Streaming Video challenge  were to meet up on Zoom at 9 in Sunday morning. Several of us forgot to change our clocks  so we were an hour late and missed it. We drowned our sorrow by getting on with the streaming and doing another BeLive. Here’s mine on using hooks in writing and speaking.


Communication Tips Video About Book-Ends

Day 5 of the 7 Day Live Streaming Challenge and I did my first one. The tip is about book-ends for your speech or writing.


Video on How to Speak so People Want to Listen

For my theme of communication during the 7 day video challenge, I found this short (10 minutes) TED Talk by Julian Treasure. Click here. To me, the key is how to speak so people want to listen.

To prepare for live streaming, I cleared some clutter behind my desk in the corner of my office. I had stacks of books which I sorted and put in the right places on overflowing bookshelves. I’ve wanted to accomplish that reorganization for months, or maybe years. The time away from completing my taxes was worth it. I can see the floor behind me and the open space is motivating.

Then I set up the background for the videos I plan to do so I should be ready tomorrow to catch up in the challenge. The live streaming will be on my business Facebook page but I’ll copy the URL here in case you want to see my first attempt. I plan to give tips from my new book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans.

I’d like your vote for the topic. Which tip should I talk about first?

  1. Show don’t tell
  2. Avoiding Head hopping
  3. Bookend snippets of life stories

Thanks for your help.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog




Live Stream Challenge Video On International Women’s Day

Day 3 of the live stream challenge didn’t result in a creation from me. However, I watched fellow streamers’ videos and thought I’d share Linda Kroll’s. Click here. What I liked about her information was when she said, “Wherever we set our intentions and then put attention towards it, that’s when miracles happen.”


She added the importance to make yourself a priority and to think of something to do for yourself each day.

Kroll’s video is timely since it’s International Women’s Day. In Berkeley where I worked in my husband’s office, I was greeted by several people wishing me a Happy Women’s Day. A Peet’s Coffee staff member gave me a dollar off my drink for the occasion.

Did you celebrate?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

Seven Day Challenge to Live Stream

No Live Stream again today but  here’s a quote to help me feel like at least I’m doing half of my challenge. The idea is to do live stream with a call to action back to my blog or any of my sites. My theme for the 7 posts is communication.

To do live streams has been a goal of mine for almost a year. Not only live stream but adding videos to my sites. I attended a retreat given by Hans and Cindy from Lucidity Productions who demonstrated the equipment to use and helped us create short videos for practice. Click here for their 2  minute video with interesting statistics.

In March 2016, Forbes published an article called, “The State and Future of Live Video and the Rise of Real-Time Creators and Audiences click here. Communicating with videos and live streaming is a trend that isn’t going away.

These two days I’ve had family health emergencies so live streaming was put on hold. Tomorrow is another day.  See you then.

If you’ve done videos, feel free to put the URL of your favorite one in the comment section.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog