The Protector


Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

QR Codes: A Marketing Must

The economy is tanking and you have a family of six to feed. Food prices have reached an all-time high and you must cut costs. In a valiant effort, you buy a Sunday newspaper and browse pages of coupons, looking for things you buy on a regular basis. You realize those 35¢ and $1.50 savings could actually help lower the bottom line of your grocery bill.

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Kristin Billerbeck

ACFW Happenings

Why Enter Contests?

As an up-and-coming writer, do you wonder why contests are so prevalent in the writing industry? Here are just a few reasons that you might want to consider entering a contest. More specifically, the prestigious Genesis contest with ACFW.

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Track Changes - One Editor's POV

Ramona Richards

Look into Their Eyes: Why Editors Go to Writers Conferences

I’m an introvert. OK, I hear some giggles out there. Stop that. Seriously, I’m an introvert. I’m not shy or hesitant around most people (unless you’re Johnny Depp or Keanu Reeves. Or really tall…). I love parties and hanging out at coffee houses talking to other creative types. I’m quite the social creature and brazen enough to sing, act, and speak in front of groups. I enjoy it. Love it, even.

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Terry Burns

Heard It Thru Hartline

Nothing Is Constant But Change

This has been a quite a month for Hartline Literary Agency. By now everyone knows that Joyce took a bad fall, and we thank you for your prayers and concern for her. She is out of the hospital and home recovering nicely, but her arm and shoulder are immobilized, which is hampering her activity a bit. We are very happy at how well and quickly she is recovering. We are facing further change as Tamela Hancock Murray announced she was leaving Hartline to join the Steve Laube Agency. She has been with Hartline for ten years, and we wish her the best.

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Wanda Dyson

Conference Corner

June Conference Corner

This year, there’s a new conference for writers that is a “must-consider” for writers of suspense, mysteries, and thrillers. In September, there’s a Police Academy Conference strictly for writers where law enforcement, medical, and emergency experts will be teaching writers everything they need to know to write the best possible books. Hands-on and intensive, this is not a conference to miss.

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