Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Quote From Wayne Burgraff VS. Mark Twain Quote

At 2:35 today, I sent the manuscript for my new book, Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans to the press.

Here is a quote that I deleted as I went over the final draft. I had several quotes and this one was the easiest to delete. Important quote but it’s not quite to my point.

Wayne Burgraff, “It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.”

Since my book is about preparing to tell engaging stories in presenters’ talks instead of winging it, I had another quote that I liked better and kept it in the manuscript.

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain.

The impromptu makes me laugh and emphasizes my point.

As Donna Kozic says, “See you in the bookstore.”


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

  • Written Across the Genres
  • Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans
  • Hada’s Fog


New Book for Presenters to be Published and Tri-Valley Writers Conference Happening in April

Michelle Rene Goodhew designed this cover for my soon-to-be-published book,  Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans.

Linda Todd, my good friend, is editing the contents and I spent most of today looking for photos to add.

I hope to have the book in hand when I attend The Tri-Valley Writers Conference on April 22nd. If you want more information on the conference, click here. The keynote speaker will be New York Times and international bestselling author, Anne Perry.  She has written over eighty-five novels which have sold over 28 million copies.  The Times, associated with Mystery Page Turners, selected her as one of the 20th Century’s “100 Masters of Crime.”  In 2015 she was awarded the Premio de Honor Aragón Negro. Anne won an Edgar award in 2000 with her short story “Heroes.”

I hope you had a happy Sunday.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

Hada’s Fog

Captivate Audiences To Create Loyal Fans

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans is a new book I’ve compiled and will publish in a couple of weeks. One of the essays written by Eloise Hamann is about this photo of Former President Obama and his daughters around November 2012 when Sasha was 10 years old and Malia, 14 .


To find out why Eloise carried this photo on an important day years ago, you can read her essay called, “A Most Politic Day.”






Photo credit:  Foto: afp, JEWEL SAMAD http://www.rp-online.de/politik/ausland/us-wahlen/obamas-toechter-sasha-und-malia-von-2008-bis-2012-bid-1.3059639