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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

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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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Ask the Editor: How to Position Your Autobiography

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Ask the Editor: How to Position Your Autobiography

We’ve kept our eye on a growing trend here at Xulon Press and, of course, wanted to pass this knowledge on to our author family. “Autobiography” sounds like a straightforward, cut and dry genre, but there are so many ways it can be done. We want to help you make the best of your life’s memories in […]

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Ask the Editor: Verses Versus Verses

Filed in Ask the Editor by on March 31, 2014 7 Comments
Ask the Editor: Verses Versus Verses

Books need to be a lot of things if anyone is going to buy and read them: engaging, informative and cohesive, amongst others. Choosing a Bible version is crucial to your book—just not in the way you think. Most authors choose a version based on whether it is in the public domain or because they want […]

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Fighting and Overcoming Writer’s Block (and Other Obstacles) from a First-Time Writer

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Fighting and Overcoming Writer’s Block (and Other Obstacles) from a First-Time Writer

The thoughts are flowing, the pages are forming, and then all of a sudden — bam! You hit headfirst into writer’s block, along with procrastination, sentence forming issues and the desire to be perfect with every word you write. Xulon Press knows more than others what it is to be stopped by writing hindrances, as […]

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