Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Veteran Story in Written Across the Genres on KDP Special Discount

Written Across the Genres


My eBook,Written Across the Genres, is on sale today and tomorrow for $1.99 on Amazon. Click here.

One of the stories in the Memoir Category is titled “Round Eye in a World of Hurt” by Cathleen Cordova. She served in Vietnam during the war and explains, “The GIs called Vietnam the “world of hurt,” home was “back in the world,” and all American Women were known as “round eyes.”


Thank you, Cathleen, for your service and thank you to all veterans. I’m happy we have a day to honor you.



Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

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Tap Into Your Creativity To Repurpose Your Content

repurpose-content-on-keysAre you repurposing content? It can save you a lot of time so you can write fresh ideas or have extra time to enjoy yourself.

For instance, my book, Written Across the Genres, has stories, essays, poetry, and novel excerpts in a variety of genres.

I’m creating an on-line course about using stories to increase audience attention when doing a presentation. I know that life stories perk up  listeners and they remember the person because of the story he/she told.

My passion is for people to tell or write short  stories to use in a variety of ways because one’s life is important. We are on this plane for a short time, 90 to 100 years, and on that last day, who will remember you? How will some of your life experiences help someone if they aren’t recorded in some fashion? A life time of experiences  can be selected, shared, and  impact someone else’s life.

My webinar will include samples of snapshot life stories that will be repurposed from Written Across the Genres. I’m sending out permission letters to the authors who contributed to the memoir section of the collection. The life stories will be an eBook first and then put into a printed version. There are stories about career, travel, family, trials of moving,  terrors of war, etc.

Written Across the Genres has 335 pages. The repurposed book will have about a third of 335 pages. I plan to add videos of the authors’ bios via QR codes. If I choose to create more short books, I could take each genre and repurpose the stories into smaller books labeled Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Mainstream Fiction, Historic Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Western, etc.

Think about repurposing your blog posts, Tweets, Instagram photos, whatever you could gather and make into books or send those posts to other media you didn’t use when you first wrote them.

If you come up with more repurposing possibilities, share in the comment section.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

A Memorial Day Video As a Tribute To Our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day with graves“Hope you have a great Memorial Day, but remember what it means.”  Cathleen Cordova

On this holiday, I wanted to quote Cathleen Cordova, a writer friend of mine who emailed me this link as one of the best Memorial Day videos she’s ever seen. Click here.

Cathleen has two essays in our anthology, Written Across the Genres. One is titled, “Cooking with Mama” about her mother who made cooking an act of love. The second essay is titled, “Round Eye in a World of Hurt.” These are lines in the first paragraph of her second essay:

“When People hear that I served in Vietnam during the war, they usually say, ‘How in the world did you end up there? Were you a nurse? You were awfully brave to go.”

She wasn’t a nurse. She joined the Department of the Army assigned to Army Special Services because it was her way to support her country. Cathleen says, “I was not brave, just too young and naive to be afraid. The GIs called Vietnam the ‘world of hurt,’ home was ‘back in the world,’ and all American women were known as ’round eyes.”

The essay ends with, “That’s my story in a nutshell. I don’t regret my service in Vietnam. I did the best I could for those who had to be there. And if I could, I would do it all again for our military men and women of today.”

A longer version of Cathleen Cordova’s story is published in #Times They Were A-Changing, Women Remember the ’60s & ’70s, edited by Kate Farrell, Linda Joy Myers & Amber Starfire and published by She Writes Press, 2013.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog



Collaborative Stories Posted For Comparison

Paris Cafe at nightIn my anthology, Written Across the Genres, there are two collaborative stories. Each one starts with the same first paragraph or two but then they separate into very different adventures.  Members of my morning creative writing class each wrote 100 words to continue Dock Story One. Members of my afternoon class did the same and came up with Dock Story Two.


They are posted on my other blog site. For Dock Story One, you can click here

For Dock Story Two, click here

After you read both, let me know what you liked about the characters and plot in each or one of the stories.

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Funny Dog And Link To Collaborative Story

Funny Dog.

On my other blog http://jkleist-corwin.com/ I have been posting a collaborative story that is in my anthology, Written Across the Genres, available at local book stores and on line. I will post the last scene tomorrow. That version was from my morning writing class that had more members. In the future I will post the collaborative story from my afternoon class written by fewer members. Each story had the same beginning 100 words and then each person  added another 100 words. It is interesting to see how different each story ended up.  Click here http://jkleist-corwin.com


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres