Writing Tips

Describing Characters: What You Are Doing Wrong?

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on January 20, 2017 0 Comments
Describing Characters: What You Are Doing Wrong?

Everyone wants to write characters who feel like living, breathing people. After all, that is how readers connect with them, feel for them, and eventually love or hate them—our ultimate goal. Whether you are trying to adequately describe real people, like your parents in your autobiography, or you are creating characters from scratch, such as […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Tackling the Blank Page

Filed in Author Inspirations, Writing Tips by on December 30, 2016 4 Comments
New Year’s Resolution: Tackling the Blank Page

We have all been there: that white document glowing in your face, only marked with a flashing cursor simply ticking off the seconds that you aren’t writing—that you are allowing your idea to tuck further inside of you, away from the fate that waits on the page. You have your idea, that little seed of […]

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Let the Holiday Season Inspire Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on December 21, 2016 0 Comments
Let the Holiday Season Inspire Your Writing

With less than a week until Christmas Day, we at Xulon Press are aglow with the joy that the holidays bring. As book lovers, we know just how stimulating the excitement of the holiday season can be for creative work—and, at the same time, how distracting it can be with endless to-do lists, gift buying, […]

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The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Writing a Book

Filed in Video, Writing Tips by on October 15, 2016 0 Comments
The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Writing a Book

What comes first, a chapter or the title? How long is too long? Our panel of publishing experts answers your most frequently asked questions about writing a book! Related Posts: Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book Ask the Editor: How Do I Choose A Title for My Book? 5 Quick, Daily Exercises […]

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Well Looky Here! 75 Different Synonyms for the Word “Look”

Filed in Writing Tips by on September 9, 2016 9 Comments
Well Looky Here! 75 Different Synonyms for the Word “Look”

It’s easy to find yourself stuck when writing—you want to add color, depth and description to your writing, but that requires, well, you know, words. Sometimes those words are hard to conjure up! We definitely get it. To help you you out, here’s 75 different synonyms to use instead of the word “looked.” (A word which […]

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