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Define Success This Week For Fun

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Donna Kozic of My Big Business Card took the authors in this book on an adventure from the first step for organizing the book  to the ones leading to launch day which will be this Thursday.

  • She called for submissions to a community book project with success as the theme. I entered my essay called “Chosen Changes.”
  • She edited them in a large group webinar meeting so we could see what she looks for, what she deletes, and what needs to be added when she edits. I didn’t have any changes to do, hurrah. There are 70 essays at 200 word count each.
  • She didn’t ask for a fee to enter the project, but if we wanted the promo package, we could pay the designer. I opted in for it and here is one of the graphics she had him do for all of us (with the different contributor’s photos, of course).
  • Then she designated success week around our launch day.  We can promote the book and our essay in it with a variety of graphics and themes for the week.
  •  Donna would like everyone to wait until Thursday, May 10th, launch day, to purchase the book so we can reach Amazon #1 best seller.

Let me know what you think of this promo style as the week goes on. I’ll consider following her example with my Choices Anthology.

Theme today is how do you define success?

I’d love to hear your answer.

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

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May 5, 2018 · 4:12 pm

Fiction Or Nonfiction?

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January 18, 2018 · 11:04 pm

What Will You Do Today?


We’ll go to the Farmers Market for vegetables and Starbucks to read. The choice for this month in our reading group is Michael Connolly’s The Crossover. I’ve started it a couple Sundays ago and read a little more a few days ago. Maybe I’ll get to the point where I can’t put it down.


Have you read any Michael Connolly books?


Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog


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Movements For Increasing Energy

Carlos Castaneda paths

Have you read the Carlos Castaneda books popular many years ago? I discovered several videos of the ancient magical techniques of Tensegrity. You can skip the walking beginning in the video. The movements are interspersed with their discussion. If you do not agree with the philosophy, I think the movements are relaxing, purifying, and energizing. See what you think and let me know in the comment area.

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Carlos Castaneda book of dreaming                                                             Carlos Castaneda book of silence

Carlos Castaneda book of infinity

Plus many, many more.



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Flash Fiction Book, UP, DO

Flash fiction bookPatricia Flaherty Pagan edited Up, Do, an anthology of thirty-three flash stories by award-winning and emerging writers. The four categories are “Our Hearts”, “Our Bodies”, “Our possible Futures”, and “Our Dreams; Our nightmares.” In the Introduction, Pagan writes:

“I subscribe to the theory that flash fiction is like a geode of a larger narrative. Slicing through the characters and the highest arc of the plot, the flash writer reveals the crystals shining within. Every movement of the blade, every word typed on the page, is crucial.”

Short stories have become popular again with readers. For writers, flash fiction in its required minimal word count is challenging . Pagan captures the essence of the form in her description. When well-written, flash fiction sparkles like gems in the mind.

I opened Up, Do at random and read, “Time Machine” by Melissa Webster. In its brevity, it evoked as strong a response as I had with the three hour movie in theaters now, Interstellar.

Flaherty Pagan earned her MFAW from Goddard College and founded the mission-oriented indie publisher Spider Road Press. Up, Do is available on Amazon and Kindle.

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