our core values
We honor the creative self-expression that each member offers, not only to the Prolific Writers 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.
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.
Our Creative Team
Lorraine Haataia, PhD
Lorraine is passionate about reading, writing, and engaging people in lifelong learning. She has earned six college degrees, participated in countless seminars and conferences, including an outdoor survival course in the mountains of Vancouver, BC. She has lived in the US, France and China, and she has explored to dozens of other countries. She is a professor, corporate trainer and quality control expert. She has been featured on TEDx, national television, and she has even debuted in a few comedy clubs. As the Founder of Prolific Writers, Lorraine is excited about creating a global community of writers that’s active 24/7.
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.
Kim is a storyteller with entrepreneurial spirit. She was first “published” at age 7 — a hand-bound book that she wrote, illustrated and sewed together herself. Since then, she has built a career out of her passion for writing. Starting in professional sports, she transitioned to technology and ultimately found her way to eBay. After nearly seven years in employee communications, she joined the Design organization as a content strategist where she leveraged data to inform. She plans simple, clear content that guides and informs customers as they navigate Prolific Writers.