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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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Ask the Editor: How to Position Your Autobiography

Filed in Ask the Editor by on May 31, 2014 0 Comments
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

Filed in Ask the Editor by on January 29, 2014 6 Comments
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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Household Hacks: How to Keep the Resolutions You Made

Filed in Ask the Editor by on January 27, 2014 2 Comments
Household Hacks: How to Keep the Resolutions You Made

There’s so much advice on New Years resolutions, but at the risk of stating the obvious, the start is only the beginning. Everyone understands the concept of making New Years resolutions, but we all have trouble actually going through with them. The main consensus seems to be that the only way to truly change is […]

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