Author Inspirations

5 Gifts You Didn’t Know Writers Wanted [hint: It’s not a notebook]

Filed in Author Inspirations, Editor's Picks by on December 9, 2016 0 Comments
5 Gifts You Didn’t Know Writers Wanted  [hint: It’s not a notebook]

The holiday season is all about taking something you know and love about your friends and family and turning it into a wonderful gift that they will treasure—and you simply can’t give the writer in your life their millionth notebook! From the inspirational to the utilitarian, I have gathered together some fun, unique gift ideas that […]

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What Does a Picnic Table Have To Do With Publishing?

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What Does a Picnic Table Have To Do With Publishing?

In his latest video blog, Acquisitions Director Don Newman shares from the “Picnic Table”, a place where his team has gathered over the years to not only share and pray for each other, but also for the authors they’ve been working with. If you’d like to get more information about publishing with Xulon Press, reach out […]

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3 Writing Prompts for Fiction Writers

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3 Writing Prompts for Fiction Writers

Let’s face it; sometimes we just don’t know the first word to type. That’s fine if you’re a mathematician, but as a writer, words are as necessary as air to breathe. Instead of fuming at your desk, staring at a cursor that’s mocking you with every blink, try your hand at one of these fiction writing […]

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Author Inspiration: Writing Prompts for Autobiographies and Memoirs

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Author Inspiration: Writing Prompts for Autobiographies and Memoirs

Jump-starting the writing process can be difficult sometimes, which is why writing prompts are so popular. They give spark to the imagination, and provide the starting point to a story road map that only you, the author, can finish drawing out. But did you know that writing exercises can help by providing a jumping off point? […]

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5 Infographics Every Writer Should See—The Fiction Edition!

Filed in Author Inspirations by on June 29, 2016 0 Comments
5 Infographics Every Writer Should See—The Fiction Edition!

Writing fictional narratives is tricky business; you are building entire people from scratch, and sometimes even entire worlds or universes. Time, sensory details, emotions, and plot all have to work together and seem effortless—even though writing it that way is anything but. When it comes to writing fiction, everyone can use a little help sometimes. […]

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