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Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

Pack Your Virtual Bags!

I remember the excitement that built during 1984 when Michael Jackson and the Jacksons announced their Victory Tour. Although, I was unable to attend the concert, I was equally excited and treasured my Victory LP and Michael Jackson paraphernalia. Last year, the famous music group U2 had their U2 360° Tour that spanned the world and included places like Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Denver, Salt Lake City, Winnipeg, Nashville, and Minneapolis.

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Cara Putman

ACFW Happenings

Making the Most of Your Conference Experience

The conference schedule is in full swing. If you will be attending any of the several available, your nerves may be bundled tightly. Don’t worry. Everybody wants your conference experience to match or exceed your expectations. Here are a few easy steps you can take to prepare for whichever conference you will be going to...

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Track Changes - One Editor's POV

Ramona Richards


This particular column is not an easy one to write. I’ve thought and prayed about it for several months because it addresses the delicate nature of professional relationships in a business in which emotions run high. I am a writer. I am an editor, but I was a writer before I became an editor. I love both crafts with a passion that runs deep. I care. I care that the work is the best it can be. The words come first, and I care that writers are nurtured and allowed to grow in the ways that are best for them and their calling.

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Terry Burns

Heard It Thru Hartline

Why Not?

“My project is good enough to publish, so why does no agent want to represent it or no editor want to publish it?” the frustrated author asked the panel. Good question. Several things are involved, and the first is competition. I’ve said before that we agents receive hundreds of submissions a month, and a large number of them are good enough to be published. That means good is just not good enough, it takes exceptional. If your manuscript is really good but it is sitting...

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Janice Hanna Thompson

Writing With Humor

Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters

For the past couple years I’ve brought you a monthly column on moneymaking techniques for writers. In recent months I’ve felt a stirring to shift gears, to share on a subject closer to my heart. With that in mind, I’m excited to let you know that my new column (starting next month) will shift from money . . . to comedy! Yep, you read that right. I’ve been writing comedy for years and have such a passion for it...

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