Writing Tips

Lent for Christian Writers

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on March 6, 2017 2 Comments
Lent for Christian Writers

The season of Lent has a rich history in the Christian tradition, calling for believers to prepare for Easter and meditate on Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. As writers, our work always calls for observation and reflection of the events, emotions, people, and scenes around us. So how can we allow this rich period of […]

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How To Write Romantic Relationships (Without Getting Cheesy)

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How To Write Romantic Relationships (Without Getting Cheesy)

I love a good story with some romantic element. It has a way of sweeping me into the characters’ lives and drawing me deeply into their trials and triumphs. Of course there are books that focus on romance as their main genre, but a solid romantic relationship can add dimension to almost any story. The […]

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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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