Each Prolific Writers Host has a different set of talents and expertise. This once-a-month event is a great opportunity to preview what’s coming up in the following month and let Hosts know what types of workshops you need.
Our mission at Prolific Writers is for you to tap into a community of experts who can help you achieve your writing goals. Maybe you know you want to write, but you’re not sure how to get started. Or maybe you’re a published author, who would like to experiment with a new genre. Maybe you’ve written a book and you need help to get it published. Maybe you’re stifled with writers block. Perhaps you’d like to learn more about Hosting workshops at Prolific Writers. Regardless of where you are in your writing journey and what needs you have, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.
The Writers Forum at Prolific Writers Life serves two purposes. First, It offers you the opportunity to get to know Hosts and what they have to offer. Each Host will speak for about 5 minutes giving you a brief summary of their background and letting you know what workshops they have coming up the following month.
Second, The Writers Forum gives you an opportunity to help shape the Prolific Writers community. During the call you can meet the Hosts and ask questions. Following the Host introductions, you’ll have an opportunity to express your needs and what you’d like to see in future workshops.
THE WRITERS FORUM
Lorraine Haataia, PhD Founder of Prolific Writers
San Jose, CA
Lorraine earned six college degrees by the age of 35. She continues to remain passionate about reading, writing and engaging with lifelong learners. She has lived in the U.S., France and China. Plus she has traveled to dozens of other countries, gaining some fluency in Spanish, French and Mandarin. She is also the Co-Founder of Techie and Writer Video Productions. Writing has been core to her career as a professor, content marketing specialist and continuous improvement representative.
Prolific Writers reflects my vision of a place where writers can tap into in a global writing community at any time of the day or night. It’s a place where you can form lifelong friendships across time zones and borders. Here you can gain new perspectives, not only on your writing, but also on your life. Whatever questions, concerns or needs you have as a writer, I am committed to help you find the answers through someone here in our community.
Linton McClain, DAR-ONE Brand Management
Linton McClain is a Certified Life Coach, an author, a model, a Distinguished Toastmaster, a veteran, a business owner and a brand manager. “As a client,” he says, “you will get more than my experience as a coach. You will get my experience of being someone just like you; a person with a thought, an idea, and a dream. DAR-ONE is ideal for any individual who is ready to step out into the unknown and take a chance on an idea or a dream. The journey or decision you are about to take may be a difficult one, but you don’t have to do it alone and you don’t have to know everything. My goal is to guide you through the process smoothly and safely.”
KENDRA MURRAY & RALPH SCOTT, Squeaky Cheese Productions
Come to our “cutting wedge” conversations on everything audiobooks. Want to introduce your published or unpublished book to the exploding audiobook market? Our twice-a-month free workshops give YOU the edge.
PAULA WAGNER, LifeWork Stories
Helping people find fulfilling work has always been my passion as a professional career coach. Now I’m fulfilling yet another passion with an “encore” career of my own as a memoir writer.
Life Stories is about bring our stories to light by sharing the art and craft memoir writing in a collaborative, supportive community.
Paula is the author of Newcomers in an Ancient Land and contributor to The Magic of Memoir.
RICHARD LOWE, The Writing King
Richard is a professional ghostwriter and author. His passion is to help businesses and individuals write books that showcase their expertise, build credibility and tell their story. He has written and published 63 books on a variety of subjects (including 2 Kindle bestsellers), ghostwritten 40 books, and authored over a thousand articles for blogs and social media. Before his writing career, he was the Director of computer Operations for Trader Joe’s Company, and before that the VP of Consulting for two computer firms. His works include Focus on LinkedIn (an Amazon bestseller), Cyberheist (for KnowBe4), and Digitize or Die (as Copy Editor).
TED ALTENBERG, Agora Media Services
Santa Cruz, CA
Ted was an educator (teacher, curriculum specialist and administrator) for 32 years, and has been doing web design for over 20 years (nearly 20 years in WordPress). Until his retirement from education in the summer of 2019, web design was his “side gig.” Now that he’s retired, Agora Media Services is his second career.
Ted is a consummate teacher/trainer/coach: patient, compassionate, articulate, a clear communicator, a person who wants you to “get it” and learn, and will do everything he can to help you achieve your goals.
BOB HAATAIA, Prolific Writers Product Manager
San Jose, CA
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. Bob is also the tech support lead behind the scenes at Prolific Writers.
If your creative life is stuck, Keiko O’Leary can help. As one private client puts it, “Keiko is an utter magician at making writing seem so very do-able, un-intimidating, and fun.” Keiko has organized the writing group Write to End since 2004, and she is a co-founder of Thinking Ink Press.
TIMOTHY DAY, M.D., The Doctor’s Office
Lincoln Park, MI
Dr. Dey is an expert with twenty years of experience helping professionals to think through challenging problems clearly. He makes a unique combination of educational assets and life experiences available to his clients. He uses advanced coaching, teaching, and workshops to provide a personalized best way for anybody to move from where they are to where they want to be.
BRANDON HAATAIA, Prolific Writers Video Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Brandon is a Stage Manager at Quixote Studios in Los Angeles. He manages the needs of the clients who rent studio space for photography and video shoots. He has a background in digital media and video production. He’s also does freelance video editing. You can reach him at email@example.com.
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We will be adding more Hosts to this event. Check back for updates to see additional Hosts who are going to participate.