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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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Personal Development and Prose: Why Finishing Your Novel is More Important Than You Realize

Filed in Ask the Editor by on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
Personal Development and Prose: Why Finishing Your Novel is More Important Than You Realize

So you’ve been waiting to jot down your story. You’ve spent days, even months planning what you’d write once you decide to write, but find yourself opting out. When you make excuses you are creating self-limiting beliefs and habits, cultivating a quitter mentality. When you procrastinate and find things to do aside writing, investigate why […]

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Sequels, Trilogies, Series – Oh My!

Filed in Ask the Editor, Author Inspirations by on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
Sequels, Trilogies, Series – Oh My!

As we draw to a close this month’s National Novel Writing Month, novel writers everywhere will be basking in the glow of accomplishment from completing their first novel. Ah, your first novel in your hands — it’s a beautiful thing! Yet, someone is bound to ask the inevitable question: “So, when are you going to […]

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WHAT did you say? Crafting Authentic Dialogue

Filed in Ask the Editor, Author Inspirations by on November 20, 2013 2 Comments
WHAT did you say? Crafting Authentic Dialogue

Written by: Eddie Cruz Because I’m currently doing penance for my last gigantic post, this one will need your input to see completion. Also, if you lack the time—or the energy, or the inclination—to read this through, take away this one thing, which will transform your dialogue: Read it aloud; I promise your ear will […]

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What Does “Manuscript Review” Really Mean?

Filed in Ask the Editor by on October 11, 2013 6 Comments
What Does “Manuscript Review” Really Mean?

Your friendly neighborhood Xulon Press editors really want you to get the most out of the Manuscript Review service, so we decided to give you more details about it. Whether you are still thinking about becoming a Xulon Press author or you have recently purchased a publishing package, we hope this breakdown will help you […]

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