Writing Tips

“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 12, 2015 4 Comments
“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

  Are you writing and self-publishing a children’s book? It’s vital to consider a few critical questions, which will ultimately determine your word choices and content within your book. Aside from deciding the basics, such as fiction or non-fiction and the theme or overall topic, the next most important thing to determine is your target […]

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What’s Unique About Your Story?

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
What’s Unique About Your Story?

Each of us has a unique story; a story we may not think is special, but to some it may be the encouragement they need to make sense of their lives. Maybe you have been feeling the tug of God on your heart to write your testimonial down on paper, yet you keep asking yourself, “Who […]

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Christian fiction is a strong creative writing format

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on April 21, 2015 2 Comments
Christian fiction is a strong creative writing format

Christian fiction is a strong creative writing format to portray Christian-based ideas, stimulating topics and reach audiences. You, as the writer, are creatively inputting biblical content, such as interpretations of Bible verses, coupled in dramatic tales with suspenseful plot twists. Your characters may have dark secrets, or have to face emotional dilemmas with complex narratives […]

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How to Show Emphasis Without Typing in All-Capitals

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on January 23, 2015 4 Comments
How to Show Emphasis Without Typing in All-Capitals

As an editor here at Xulon Press, I have read hundreds of manuscripts. Maybe even thousands. However, the top three things that I’ve seen on a consistent basis is: overuse of the exclamation point, misuse of the semicolon, and capitalizing words and phrases in order to convey emphasis to the reader. While we’ve covered the […]

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