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Blair Townley

Blair Townley joined the Xulon Press family as a Staff Editor in May 2013, helping first-time authors prepare their treasured manuscripts for publication. Prior to Xulon Press, she previously worked as a staff writer/editor for several Central Florida-based magazines over the past decade. What Blair enjoys most about writing and editing is getting to help others share their stories, helping others see themselves as the unique individuals God created them to be.

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Free Printable: 5 Writing Mantras to Live By Everyday

Filed in Motivation Mondays by on September 19, 2016 10 Comments
Free Printable: 5 Writing Mantras to Live By Everyday

Most days as a writer are fun. Full of creativity, where imagination and story and folklore are limitless and boundless, and the only thing holding you back is the speed at which your fingers can type. Other days, however, the process of having to be brilliant, creative and original can be taxing; it can leave […]

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Well Looky Here! 75 Different Synonyms for the Word “Look”

Filed in Writing Tips by on September 9, 2016 9 Comments
Well Looky Here! 75 Different Synonyms for the Word “Look”

It’s easy to find yourself stuck when writing—you want to add color, depth and description to your writing, but that requires, well, you know, words. Sometimes those words are hard to conjure up! We definitely get it. To help you you out, here’s 75 different synonyms to use instead of the word “looked.” (A word which […]

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Author Inspiration: Writing Prompts for Autobiographies and Memoirs

Filed in Author Inspirations by on July 21, 2016 2 Comments
Author Inspiration: Writing Prompts for Autobiographies and Memoirs

Jump-starting the writing process can be difficult sometimes, which is why writing prompts are so popular. They give spark to the imagination, and provide the starting point to a story road map that only you, the author, can finish drawing out. But did you know that writing exercises can help by providing a jumping off point? […]

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20 Commonly Misused Words

Filed in Writing Tips by on April 1, 2016 7 Comments
20 Commonly Misused Words

We remember it fondly from our elementary school days: if you can’t recall how to spell a word, sound it out! As adults, we might follow the same tactic when trying to rack our brains to produce that one word we know how to spell, but can’t piece together the correct letters. However, sounding out […]

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4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

Filed in Writing Tips by on March 14, 2016 0 Comments
4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

  Introductions are important when you are first meeting a person, for if he/she didn’t tell you who he/she was, how could you go about continuing your conversation? The same applies to introductions in books; if a reader isn’t properly “acquainted” with a book from the start, the rest of the “conversation” (or reading of […]

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