Writing Tips

How to Effectively Overcome Writer’s Block

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How to Effectively Overcome Writer’s Block

The inevitable has happened, you’ve hit a road block in your writing. Writer’s block happens to everyone; you’re not alone! Check out these effective and simple ways to combat that stuck feeling and help you find your writing groove. Go For a Walk Give your eyes a break from the screen and take a short walk […]

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The Power and Danger of Observation

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on June 8, 2017 6 Comments
The Power and Danger of Observation

Writers continually take in the world around them, cataloguing sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations. They observe their environment with deep curiosity and awe, recording the minutiae of the unique scenes that unfold around them every day. Watching a conversation between lovers, a mother scolding her child, or a man walking alone at night can […]

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Writing Tips for Poets

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments
Writing Tips for Poets

Here at Xulon Press, we regularly see wonderful collections of devotional and creative poetry. Poetry is an art form that pours from the heart, encompassing a wide range of passions, from joy and thanksgiving to sorrow and grief. But poetry is both beloved and reviled, with many readers feeling uncertain of how to interact with […]

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Multiple Narrators, One Story, No Sweat!

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Multiple Narrators, One Story, No Sweat!

You can find it in fiction, non-fiction, even in cookbooks: more than one person narrating different portions of the book to offer various perspectives, beliefs and even manners of speaking (or writing in this case). If an author were interested in utilizing multiple narrators in his/her story, there needs to be considerations made to display […]

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Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

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Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

We’ve all been there, whether we’re thumb-typing a text (curse you, autocorrect!), drafting a resume, or sending an email to our boss: after hitting “send” we realize we’ve misusing a word that has a doppelganger with a completely different meaning. Just as this happens regularly in everyday communication, commonly misused words regularly litter the pages […]

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