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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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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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How To Set Up a Book Signing – An Interview with Xulon Author Bob Bush

Filed in Marketing Your Book by on November 9, 2015 8 Comments
How To Set Up a Book Signing – An Interview with Xulon Author Bob Bush

What is one of the most effective way to find and meet new readers? Book signings! Xulon Press editor Blair Townley interviews author Robert Bush, who has held 137 book signings, as he dispenses vital advice on how to set up a book signing—and why they’re so important to […]

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Hello, My Name Is: How a Great Intro Will Chart Your Book’s Path.

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on October 8, 2015 2 Comments
Hello, My Name Is: How a Great Intro Will Chart Your Book’s Path.

  Why Writing an Introduction Helps Chart Your Book’s Path. Imagine you have a map in front of you, but for some reason there is no starting point to lead your journey in the right direction. The same sentiment can be felt when you read a manuscript that doesn’t have a Preface/Introduction/Prologue section to briefly explain to […]

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Back to “School” To Re-Start Your Book

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 3, 2015 2 Comments
Back to “School” To Re-Start Your Book

The idea has been realized; the outline has been established; maybe a couple of pages have already been written for the book that has been placed on your heart to write. Yet as with all writers, regardless of education, skill set or experience, obstacles will come about to impede progress and, if left unchecked, will […]

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