Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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#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)

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans Is Close To #1 Amazon Bestseller

My book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans is getting close to #1 bestseller ranking on Amazon.  Here is the ranking at 1:30 today (scroll down for ranking numbers).

Product details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 14, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1545403988
  • ISBN-13: 978-1545403983
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


With your help, it could go to #1. Thanks so much.

Here’s what is inside:

  • 20 essays to enjoy
  • Elements of good storytelling are outlined before each essay example
  • Tips for speakers to create emotional bonding with their audiences.

I want to reach bestseller ranking on Amazon, so I would appreciate ordering today if you are interested. Click here for instant access:  http://amzn.to/2t1ItLQ

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Culture Clash or Crash Course For Women’s Success In A Man’s Business World?

In Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans (launches tomorrow, Wednesday, the 28th), Elaine Schmitz writes about the lessons she learned from her Greek grandmother, Yiayia, in her essay called, “Culture Clash.” She attributes success as a female in a male-dominated business world to Yiayia.

Her grandmother preached the patriarchal philosophy of ancient Greece and taught Schmitz how to iron, embroider, and to value the wisdom of her elders. However, the greatest impact was Yiayia’s actions that “spoke louder than words.”

Schmitz describes the contrast between what was said, “the man is the head of the household” with how her grandmother boldly managed her own husband, her siblings and their spouses, and six nieces and nephews. A scene from Schmitz’s youth dealing with her teenage male cousin gives a glimpse of the determination Schmitz had developed.  She’s grateful to Yiayia for passing on “the will and fortitude to thrive in a challenging world.”

This essay can inspire speakers to:

  • tell a family philosophy and show a contrast with opposite actions by them
  • use a childhood memory to illustrate a point
  • to show positive outcomes for women in today’s business world

Elaine Schmitz has published several short stories and a book, Recipes & Recollections of My Greek-American Family. Click here to order.

If you click to order the Greek recipe book tomorrow, you can order the print version of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans for a discounted price. Click here to order.

I appreciate your taking time tomorrow to order my book since the more orders on the launch date, June 28th, the closer the print version can get to the #1 Amazon bestseller ranking.

Readers can enjoy the twenty essays in this new book.




Writers can review the elements of good storytelling that are described in the intros to each life experience.





Thank you all for ordering on the 28th, tomorrow,

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

How To Pull Off A Fitness Hijack





Have you ever tried to influence someone to go to the gym, to exercise, or to live a healthier lifestyle? In Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, Linda Todd shares her essay about convincing her husband to sign up with a personal trainer.

Of course, he balked at the idea. Basic training forty years ago was enough for him, but Todd persisted.

She wrote her essay in scenes that showed how she managed the fitness hijack. Her conversations with her husband are written without head hopping, which means she stayed in ONE person’s point of view to avoid any confusion about who was talking.  Todd’s observation of her husband’s body language indicated a shift in thinking and hints that maybe he would go to the appointment, but would he be committed to follow-through?

Spouses often worry about consequences from lack of caring for oneself and identify with this health problem. Speakers perhaps have their own experience or know of someone’s reticence to be proactive in pursuing an improved life style. Audiences bond with a person telling a relatable story. Engagement and connection are keys to increasing positive results from a live event.

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans will launch this Wednesday, June 28th at a discounted price. 

See you at Amazon,

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

A Tree Branch Metaphor Is Used In An Essay About Health Problems




“The Branch of Life” is the title of Judy Lussie’s essay in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans available in print form on June 28th.

Lussie used a tree branch as a metaphor for hanging on during the health problems that suddenly appeared in 2002 during her successful career as the department head of Technical Information at the Lawrence Livermore Lab in California. She was responsible for over 200 employees including 20  managers and supervisors.

She bookended the life experience with the tree branch metaphor, which means she started the essay with it and ended the essay with the symbolic branch. Her use of dialogue helped to increase an emotional impact in the story.

To find out more about her mysterious health issue, you can read the essay in Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans by ordering the print book on June 28th.

Speakers learn how to use metaphor in telling snippets of their life experience and how to share a personal health problem if it relates to a presentation topic.

When you are on Amazon, you can check out Lussie’s recently published  novel, Lake Biwa Wishes. The story is about Toni Chang Morgan’s dream of living in an exotic foreign country. The wish came true when she accompanied her husband on a scientific exchange to Japan. An internal conflict developed as she succumbed to a ski instructor’s charms. You can order the book direct from Amazon if you click here.








On Wednesday, remember the print version of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans is available for a discounted price during the launch. Summer is a good time to relax and read.




Julaina Kleist-Corwin