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Ask the Editor: Making Your Cookbook “Picture Perfect”

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Ask the Editor: Making Your Cookbook “Picture Perfect”

This month, Xulon Press is all about self-publishing your recipes—we’ve gone cookbook crazy! One of the most important components of a cookbook is, of course, the pictures! To get the skinny on how to capture your picture-perfect casseroles, sauces and sides, we’ve tapped into the brains of our resident food & photography experts. Meet our panel: […]

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Ask the Editor: The Particulars of Prose

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Ask the Editor: The Particulars of Prose

I’d venture to say that when most people hear the word “poem”, they think of rhymes and jokes – either due to high school Shakespeare or college limericks about drinking. The other side of poetry, non-rhyming and more thematic, tends to either elude or scare people. The fall of the line break is unpredictable. It’s […]

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Ask the Editor: Varying Rhyming Patterns in Poetry

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Ask the Editor: Varying Rhyming Patterns in Poetry

The debate on rhyming in poetry produces skewed results. Should poets use end rhymes or not? Some argue that rhyming in poetry creates a natural rhythm that cannot be produced in any other form. Others encourage poets to do away with rhyming, as it creates a distracting predictability. Below is a brief list to shed […]

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Ask the Editor: Comma Conundrums Part I…When to Use a Semicolon

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Ask the Editor: Comma Conundrums Part I…When to Use a Semicolon

Let me take you back to an 8th grade English class. The teacher is saying something about commas, semicolons and conjunctions. You’re pretty much lost, spacing out a bit or writing a note to your crush three seats back. Why is it so hard to remember punctuation rules? It’s probably because technical terms are not […]

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Get Pictures and Permissions For My Book?

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Get Pictures and Permissions For My Book?

Question of the year, right? Well, it feels that way to us.  Here at Xulon Press, we consistently hear this question, so we decided to blog on it for you and for anyone else who might need it in the future. These are the basics of photo permissions and although it can seem daunting at […]

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