About Julaina M. Kleist

Julaina Kleist-Corwin teaches creative writing for the City of Dublin. She is active in the California Writers Club and an eight-year volunteer for the San Francisco Writers Conference. Her award-winning stories appear in the San Francisco Writers Conference anthologies, Harlequin’s annual Christmas editions, the California Writers Club Literary Review, and other collections.

The Work of an Opening — To Achieve an Engaging, Smooth and Useful Beginning

Julaina Kleist-Corwin’s story is our third place winner in the spring/summer 2013 Writing It Real writing contest. Guest judge Terry Persun wrote to us that he chose the story because he liked the pacing and grew “to know the characters, all the while not knowing which to trust or which he liked better.” He also … Continue reading

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