The Hope of Shridula


Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant

Publicity - Everyone Needs It

Face Time with Your Fans

Let’s face it, times are hard. Citizens are losing their homes, their cars, and even their jobs. If life is tough for the average nine-to-fiver, imagine how it is for an author. We are employee and employer—we have to work twice as hard as the average worker. Unless our traveling expenses are being paid for us, it is much more difficult to afford to travel around the county for book signings, book club meetings, conferences, festivals, and other events.

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Cara Putman

ACFW Happenings

So What's A Writer To Do?

Writing can be an exceedingly lonely business. Writing includes long hours of staring at a computer screen. Hopefully, the words fly from your thoughts to your fingers onto the screen. Even then, it’s just you and your laptop.

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Track Changes - One Editor's POV

Ramona Richards

A Day in the Life

I recently tried to explain to my mother what I do for a living. She’s a voracious reader, consuming dozens of books each year. And she loves me, and cares that what I do makes me happy and content. But after about fifteen minutes and an unbroken blank stare from her, I gave up. That’s when I realized how hard it is to explain my job to someone who is completely unfamiliar with our industry.

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Terry Burns

Heard It Thru Hartline

Experience Is The Best Teacher

I used to be active in our local writing group, to the point that I was a two-time president of the organization. Unfortunately, these days I nearly always have a place to be, or I’m working conferences and events, when their meetings occur. But that’s beside the point. As a result of sitting in on several writing classes and crit groups, and talking with other writers, I amassed such a level of knowledge and confidence that I began to teach in the group.

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Janice Hanna Thompson

Supplementing Your Habit

Attitude Is Everything!

We’re marching into spring, friends! What better way to face the new season than to set attainable freelance-writing goals? Over the past couple of months we’ve broken down the word GOALS into bite-sized pieces. In January we looked at the letter G (Go for the Gusto). In February we examined the letter O (Over, Not Under). This month we’re tackling the letter A (Attitude Is Everything).

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