Author Inspirations

Two Things You Must Have to Write a Good Book

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Two Things You Must Have to Write a Good Book

The question I am asked most frequently by aspiring authors is “What does it take to write a really good book, one that people would enjoy reading?” While the simple answers to that question are “great content” and “great editing,” there are two critical characteristics you’ll find in almost every best selling book. The Author’s […]

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Discipline and Persistence: When in Doubt, Write

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Discipline and Persistence: When in Doubt, Write

Author Mary Garden puts it frankly on the writing-discipline connection in her quote, “My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline.” There are several methods to keep in mind when attempting to finish your book, or getting started […]

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Let the Setting Be Your Guide

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Let the Setting Be Your Guide

You can just picture it: the white, sandy beaches, the colorful sunset, the cool water flowing over your toes, the igloo glistening in the sun…. wait, when did an igloo come into your tropical beach scene? Just an example of how important it is when writing a manuscript set in a real-life location to be […]

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Paint the Scene

Paint the Scene

Summer is all about travel. Have you ever thought about using your travels as the backdrop of your story? This month, our blog writers will show you how you can pull from real life experiences, weave places you’ve experienced first-hand into your story, and ultimately transport your reader to the setting of your book. […]

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Publishing is Not Just for Adults, Part Two

Publishing is Not Just for Adults, Part Two

Part Two of our feature on published teenage authors at Xulon Press. They range in age from fifteen to eighteen, coming from different states and backgrounds, but they all share one thing in common: they are published authors. […]

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