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Top Secret or Not: Sharing Your Writing with Others

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Top Secret or Not: Sharing Your Writing with Others

There is a common writing stereotype doing more harm than good for the writing community. Writing is not, and should not be viewed as a solitary confinement type of punishment. The task of sitting down to write has been glorified as this painful and disparaging task that segregates the writer from the rest of their […]

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Afraid to write your story? You are not alone.

Filed in Ask the Editor by on January 16, 2015 2 Comments
Afraid to write your story? You are not alone.

It’s a new year and time to make it a point this year to write your story: yet that pesky monster of rejection is always looming over your shoulder, convincing you (and other authors) that your stories aren’t worth sharing with others. Regularly, I come across manuscripts where authors say they have struggled with whether […]

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Research Your Rhetoric: Generalizations and Citation

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Research Your Rhetoric: Generalizations and Citation

Generalizations are a common aspect of rhetorical communication, as it creates a common ground in conversation. In any area of education and entertainment, viewers/readers are subjected to generalizations, as they are easy to relate to and often contain a grain of truth. This post will briefly examine the pros and cons of generalizations/stereotypes and the […]

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The Weight of the Exclamation Point

Filed in Ask the Editor by on September 13, 2014 5 Comments
The Weight of the Exclamation Point

Since I started here as an editor at Xulon Press, nearly eight weeks ago, I have read at least one hundred manuscripts. Almost every manuscript I have edited and reviewed has been nonfiction. They have all been unique in their focus, voice, and message, but almost all of them have contained at least one “common […]

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