our core values
We honor the creative self-expression that each member offers, not only to the Prolific Writers Life community, but to the world.
fuels ideas. Creative writers step out of their comfort zones and say yes to opportunities that come their way. Prolific Writers value the spirit of adventure, not only personally, but also in their writing projects. Successful writers are explorers. They seek ways to understand new perspectives, cultures and ways of being.
is more powerful than learning or doing. Prolific Writers write, and continue to enhance their skills to improve their writing. But they also understand that it’s equally valuable to know what not to do. One of the secrets to success is finding the balance between writing and living. The enlightened writer knows what not to do in order to make time to write.
Freedom of Expression
is a fundamental human right. History reminds us that the ability to express opinions and speak freely is essential to bring about improvement not only in life, but also in written works. Prolific Writers practice both sensitivity and resilience as key components in this process.
oils the gears of relationships. Rather than taking things personally, light hearted writers know that the misunderstandings resulting from differing perspectives are essential sources of both conflict and comedy. The number one rule of improv is to say “yes” to everything. Successful “yes” writers are willing to laugh at themselves, their characters and their critics. The writer who evokes smiles and laughter is one who will be invited back.
Open-Mindedness is an essential quality for writers who want to expand their reach. By remaining open to various points of view, Prolific Writers gain insight into how peoples and cultures pave all sorts ways and means to experience life. Successful writers are those who are able to shift their perspective at will. They have the empathy and compassion to exit their ego and go where they’re never been. This allows them to tap into deep dimensions of various people and circumstances.
is the ability to be fully aware in the here and now. It’s a powerful skill for writers, not only during the writing process, but also throughout each day. Prolific Writers are regularly fine-tuning the interconnectedness of writing and living. The writer who mourns over the past writes with a theme of regret. The writer who places all hope in the future strives for unmet desire. The writer who is awake in the present is able to capture the truth.
Song and rhythm bring harmony, happiness and movement to the world. Together they have the power to inspire, motivate and heal. Songwriters and poets are known for their skills in using harmony and rhythm to bring their words to life, but writers of all genres can benefit by using these techniques not only from a vocal perspective, but also in subtle ways through dialogue and relationships.
is an energetic means of communicating both abstract and concrete concepts. Talented artists accomplish this through images and writers through words. Writers who are able to paint pictures with words have the power to change the world one image at a time, one thought at a time.
Our ADVISORY BOARD
Lorraine Haataia, PhD
Lorraine is the founder of Prolific Writers Life. She earned six college degrees by the age of 35. She loves reading, writing and engaging with lifelong learners. She envisions PWL to be the #1 community for writers to connect, learn, publish and prosper.
Writing has been core to her career as a professor, content marketing specialist and continuous improvement representative.
Prolific Writers Life reflects her vision of a place where writers can tap into a global writing community at any time of the day or night. Whatever questions, concerns or needs you have as a writer, Lorraine is committed to help you find the answers through a trusted friend here in our community.
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Linton is an author, entrepreneur and coach. He helps you condition your mind to have the endurance, focus and consistency for daily writing. Writing is a marathon! He helps you create healthy habits to enhance your longterm performance and go the distance.
Linton is also the founder of DAR-ONE Professional Coaching.
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If your creative life is stuck, call on Keiko O’Leary. Keiko’s workshops help writers improve their craft, organize their life, and see the big picture while taking meaningful action today. Keiko is also a co-founder of Thinking Ink Press.
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Maya Carlyle runs Quill & Anvil Development Coaching, helping writers make the plans that reach their goals. She is also an avid Event Manager, and is ready to help others put on virtual cons, author meet & greets, and workshops.
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Bob is a Senior Product Leader with success in delivering complex enterprise software and cloud products to achieve significant revenue. He solves today’s business problems with technology and the latest Agile development methodologies.
He focuses on increasing global sales and services, lowering support costs, and delivering a premier product experience. He provides complete product management from inception to end of life.
His expertise includes product marketing, analytics, business process definition, market research and strategic planning and execution.
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Anjana is an experienced Full Stack Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry for over six years.
She is a strong engineering professional with a Btech in computer science focused in Computer Science from Mar Baselios Christian College of Engineering and Technology in Kuttikanam, India.
Zebras are social animals, but unlike their relatives, horses and donkeys, they have never been domesticated. Each zebra has its own set of unique stripes, just as each writer has his own set of unique messages to share with the world. We encourage members to share their stripes and written works with the world, and to do it freely with confidence everywhere they go.
Zebras are wild animals
They cannot be domesticated. The personality and character of the zebra is to live in large groups. When held in captive, they disobey any efforts to train them and they find ways to escape enclosures.
Zebra stripes are unique
No two zebras are alike. Their stripe patterns are like bar codes. Scientists scan zebras to identify and study them, just as readers scan books to buy and read them.
Zebras are tough and fast
Mountain zebras have firm penetrating hooves that allow them to climb and keep their balance on rugged terrain. They can run up to 65 miles per hour.
Zebra groups have zeal
A group of zebras is called a zeal. Together they survive by supporting each other with energy, zest and passion. They enthusiastically gather in groups to protect the herd.
Zebras can travel long distances
Like other African herbivores, zebras are continually on the move in search of food and water. In East Africa, they participate in the longest migration among all African mammals.
Zebras aren't always black and white
Some zebras have shadowy stripes between the larger ones. Other zebras have brown stripes. And there are other variations and mutations.
Zebras whinny, bray, squeal and snort
Mountain zebras whinny like a horse, grevy’s zebras bray like a donkey, and plains zebras bark like dogs. Alarmed stallions may squeal or snort, and happy zebras may push air between their lips when eating.
Zebras protect each other
When under attack, zebras will protect each other by circling around the predator. If one of the zebras is attacked, they’ll also circle around to protect their own from further attack.