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Our mission

is to facilitate long-term relationships among writers and trusted experts who can help them finish their writing projects. 

Our service

is to provide online access to experts, events and resources that help writers gain the habits and connections they need to finish their writing projects. 

Our vision

is to be the leading global community for writers to expand their creativity, perspective and possibilities. 

Our core values

We honor the creative self-expression taht each member offers, not only to the Prolific Writers Life community, but to the world. 

Adventure

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. 

 

Enlightenment

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.

 

Humor

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

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. 

 

Presence

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. 

 

Harmony

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.

 

Visualization

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 Founder

Lorraine Haataia PhD Founder Prolific Writers Life

Lorraine Haataia, Ph.D.

Lorraine is the founder of Prolific Writers Life. She earned six college degrees by the age of 35. Writing has been the core of her career as a professor, content marketing specialist, continuous improvement representative, and grants analyst. 

She has earned a Distinguished Toastmasters Award as well as an ASTD award for delivering results-based training. She is a TEDx speaker and is also a co-creator of the YouTube channel Techie and Writer. 

Prolific Writers Life reflects her vision of a virtual community where writers can tap into a global network of writing industry experts and get the help they need to expedite their writing projects. 

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Our Advisory Board

Linton McClain Prolific Writers Life

Linton McClain

is an author, entrepreneur and coach. He is the author of Exercising with Purpose and has 15 years of results-driven experience as a business owner and coach. His practical approach teaches members to connect and send the right message to their audience. Linton also served as a blog writer for the Military Auto Source. 

Linton is the founder of DAR-ONE Professional Coaching

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Keiko O'Leary Prolific Writers Life

Keiko O'Leary

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 Prolific Writers Life Host Quill Anvil

Maya Carlyle

is many things on top of being a character-driven science fiction/fantasy writer; a writer coach and development editor since 2017; a develop for four still-active, creative-based, online communities; and an Event Manager for 15+ years, including as a conference services manager, a corporate planner, and a charity fundraiser – she was very proud to have managed the development and execution of PWL’s first Writers Conference in Spring 2021!

She is excited to bring her compassionate, goal-oriented approach to Prolific Writers Life.

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Bob Haataia Prolific Writers Life Product Manager Tech Support

Bob Haataia

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.