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Describing Characters: What You Are Doing Wrong?

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on January 20, 2017 0 Comments
Describing Characters: What You Are Doing Wrong?

Everyone wants to write characters who feel like living, breathing people. After all, that is how readers connect with them, feel for them, and eventually love or hate them—our ultimate goal. Whether you are trying to adequately describe real people, like your parents in your autobiography, or you are creating characters from scratch, such as […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Tackling the Blank Page

Filed in Author Inspirations, Writing Tips by on December 30, 2016 2 Comments
New Year’s Resolution: Tackling the Blank Page

We have all been there: that white document glowing in your face, only marked with a flashing cursor simply ticking off the seconds that you aren’t writing—that you are allowing your idea to tuck further inside of you, away from the fate that waits on the page. You have your idea, that little seed of […]

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Let the Holiday Season Inspire Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on December 21, 2016 0 Comments
Let the Holiday Season Inspire Your Writing

With less than a week until Christmas Day, we at Xulon Press are aglow with the joy that the holidays bring. As book lovers, we know just how stimulating the excitement of the holiday season can be for creative work—and, at the same time, how distracting it can be with endless to-do lists, gift buying, […]

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The Books Every Writer on Your List Wants

Filed in Editor's Picks, From the Desk of... by on December 16, 2016 1 Comment
The Books Every Writer on Your List Wants

If you want to write, you have to read, and what better gift is there for the aspiring author than a handpicked book to help them take the industry by storm? For writers, books are more than words on a page; they are teachers and models and muses. Every turn of the page should hold […]

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5 Gifts You Didn’t Know Writers Wanted [hint: It’s not a notebook]

Filed in Author Inspirations, Editor's Picks by on December 9, 2016 0 Comments
5 Gifts You Didn’t Know Writers Wanted  [hint: It’s not a notebook]

The holiday season is all about taking something you know and love about your friends and family and turning it into a wonderful gift that they will treasure—and you simply can’t give the writer in your life their millionth notebook! From the inspirational to the utilitarian, I have gathered together some fun, unique gift ideas that […]

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