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Portrait of Poet: Xulon Press Presents Heather Mavis Owen

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Portrait of Poet: Xulon Press Presents Heather Mavis Owen

Poetry is a feat not many can achieve. Only a true wordsmith is able to string together multiple lines of rhyming ends that read like a rhythmic melody in the reader’s ear. Writing poetry takes due diligence and patience because one must wait for the perfect words to come to mind, which is why, for […]

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Scene One: Your Book and Poetry

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Scene One: Your Book and Poetry

Like a fluffy, well-placed ribbon cascading down a vase of fresh flowers, adding poetry into a manuscript is a small touch which adds a lot of beauty—if done correctly. If done incorrectly, it can clash with, distract from, or (worse) obliterate any view of the original masterpiece. How do you make sure that you’re using […]

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From the Desk of the Editor: Squashing Your Inner Critic and Other Fun Ways to Fix Your Creative Dry Spell

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From the Desk of the Editor: Squashing Your Inner Critic and Other Fun Ways to Fix Your Creative Dry Spell

There is nothing more exciting than penning a novel, poem, essay, prose, blog or script. Any writer looking to complete a piece of work suffers from highs and lows in the writing process – from the sweet rush of ideas that flood the soul at random times of the day, month or even years, to […]

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A Day in the Life of a Xulon Press Editor

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A Day in the Life of a Xulon Press Editor

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “You’re an editor? What do you do all day?!” The misconceptions are many! Bottom line, we’re more talented than just humble comma-movers, more empathetic than red-pen wielding ice queens, and much more normal than the seemingly flawless, type-A perfectionist in the movies.  Want proof? Here’s […]

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From the Desk of the Editorial Manager: My Path to Self-Publishing

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From the Desk of the Editorial Manager: My Path to Self-Publishing

My road to the self-publishing side of the book industry was a path I least expected. Besides the short-lived dream I had in middle school to become a meteorologist, I had always envisioned that I would work with books in some sense. Like most writers, I thought the only way to publishing was through a […]

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