Clues You Can No Longer Use

Lani Longshore is right. I had to add an explanation why my character didn’t have a cell phone.

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One of the games I like to play when watching old movies or TV shows is pointing out what could no longer be used. Old mysteries are particularly good for that, as some of the clues rely on calls from public telephone booths, family scandals that could never be kept secret in the age of social media, or bending regulations in a worthy cause and getting away with it.

The game has value for those who write historical fiction, since so much of what we take for granted is barely older than our grandparents if not ourselves. I need constant reminders that huge amounts of human exploration was done on water, not on foot. I think of the westward expansion of the United States and imagine covered wagons, but small ships running down the rivers were equally if not more important.

I’m looking at the tools or supplies I thought…

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Shaped by Choices

Author Vi Moore talks about her true story that is published in my new anthology, The Choice Matters. I like what she did in the ending.

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Writing a story begins with a choice. What does the writer-in-me want to tell? That is balanced with the question, “What does the target audience want to read?”

I’ve made a lot of good choices in my life—and a few that didn’t reach that level. Some of those decisions shaped me like homemade playdough in the hands of a preschooler. I was punched, squeezed, rolled, and manipulated. Just when I thought I had reached my destiny, slam, bam. More pounding.

Julaina Kleist-Corwin, a writing instructor, gathered short stories about choices for an anthology. She extended the competition to former students and writers who had been published in her previous anthology. She read each 500-word submission and suggested changes. No pounding, punching, or squeezing. Then the writers were given the opportunity to reshape their stories. Most were memoirs. A few were fictionalized.

My memoir, “Second Chance,” is about my submission…

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Monday Goals for the Week

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What are you passionate about?

What are your goals to get you where you want to go?



Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Claim Your Free Bonus For Writers From Me …

As you know, I’ve been posting about Alina Vincent’s expertise in running PROFITABLE online challenges. Her program, “Fast, Easy and Profitable Online Challenges” Program, is available for purchase only until midnight this  Sunday. Click here.

I’m such a fan of this HOT new trend for reaching more people, that I’ve decided to help you start building your own Online Challenges, especially if you are an author with a book for sale.

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5-Day Challenge Tips for Writers

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Valuable Bonuses When You Say Yes!

BONUS WORD__340If you’ve attended Alina Vincent’s Webinar, you’ve discovered she is offering  her on-line course that gives the step-by-step  process to do a 5-Day Challenge. The course  includes valuable sample copy and templates.

I took the course last year and created two 5-Day challenges after I completed it. They were exciting to do and interaction with participants was fun, plus successful results. I’m excited to be planning another one for this fall.

Tomorrow, Thursday, July 19th, 4pm Pacific,  is the last day to watch Alina’s LIVE webinar with Q & A time and bonus offers. Click here to join.

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I will be offering two bonuses for writers  who sign up for Alina’s course with my link.  Stay tuned tomorrow for a post here or on my other blog site: for details about my bonuses.

If you sign up during Alina’s webinar today to receive her bonuses,  I’ll be sure to give you mine tomorrow. To be eligible, you need to use this link to join Alina’s FREE Webinar. Click here.

Don’t miss these opportunities.


Julaina Kleist-Corwin



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The NEW #1 Trend in Online Marketing






Are your ducks all in a row when it  comes to online marketing?

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Some of you, dear followers, might have participated in Alina Vincent’s 5-Day Challenge last week ~ awesome information, right? It was fun, motivating, and rewarding. She held daily drawings for great prizes in Amazon gift cards and a grand prize of $1000.

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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Save It ~ You’ll Be Glad You Did.

download free wordsHave you found things you knew would be valuable in the future but you didn’t have time to use them right away? Did you save them?

I used to save physical objects, but I’m in declutter mode, so I’m giving away what I don’t what or need anymore.

However, if I find real informational value ONLINE, I make sure I copy and paste or download a document to save for the future. You know that saying, “Save it for a rainy day.” It often meant collecting money for a day when you might need it.  rainy day sad figure

For me, saving good reference information for when I’ll need it has made a big difference for my blog posts, Facebook Group interactions, helping clients and writers, and for inspiration to make my business grow.

I have a gem for you even if you don’t think you will need it, save it anyway. Diamond

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I offered two 5-Day Challenges last year and not only successfully increased the number of loyal fans, I became known as an expert in my field. Alina is right, challenges work for getting you “out there.” It only takes a minute to click here.

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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• Free Checklist – The Essential Elements of a Successful Facebook Challenge

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As online strategies and platforms change at a super fast pace, you may feel overwhelmed keeping up with how to get clients online or readers of you  book.

I know that I’m always looking for what’s working NOW…

And what’s working is Facebook Challenges. I’ve run them myself with outstanding results!

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Julaina Kleist-Corwin

P.S. When your participants see results just after a few days, they are more likely to spread the word about you and your challenge. The Checklist has 7 key areas to get the best results for you, your participants and your business …

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• Just a few days left …

Alina standing with arms up halfwayJust a few days left to join me in Alina Vincent’s 5-Day Visibility Kickstarter Challenge. It’s fun and easy. Each day she does a random drawing of participants for a $25 Amazon gift certificate, plus you will learn how to be more visible on the noisy internet. And it’s FREE! Click here.

Don’t miss your chance to join in on this opportunity.

The challenge is already underway and it’s exciting to see many talented entrepreneurs getting seen and getting results!

You can catch up on the short videos (less than 8 minutes long) from Day 1 and 2, and continue to the end on Friday. To join, click here. 

See you there,

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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• It’s not too late to join

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Social Proof is one of the best ways to increase conversion in any of your offerings …

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You can get in on the action here.  It’s not to late to join here.

When you see others loving on and thanking an expert in your field, it’s social proof that they are the ONE to go to for their expertise.

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Don’t miss your chance to join in on this opportunity.  Click here.

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

P.S. The challenge is already underway and it’s so exciting to see so many talented entrepreneurs getting seen and getting results!

… And did I mention it’s FREE to join AND there are PRIZES!

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