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The Best Writing Tool You Aren’t Using

Filed in Author Inspirations, Marketing Your Book by on March 18, 2016 8 Comments
The Best Writing Tool You Aren’t Using

Everyone knows about a certain digital pinboard, known as the procrastinator’s best friend, the party planner’s go-to inspiration, and the foodie’s favorite recipe archive. But, as a writer, have you ever thought about how you can use Pinterest to develop your scene descriptions, hone your style, and actually see your characters take shape? Here are just […]

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4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

Filed in Writing Tips by on March 14, 2016 0 Comments
4 Reasons Your Book Needs An Introduction

  Introductions are important when you are first meeting a person, for if he/she didn’t tell you who he/she was, how could you go about continuing your conversation? The same applies to introductions in books; if a reader isn’t properly “acquainted” with a book from the start, the rest of the “conversation” (or reading of […]

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Video: Author Dana Rosser Talks TED, The Dr. Oz Show, and Xulon Press!

Video: Author Dana Rosser Talks TED, The Dr. Oz Show, and Xulon Press!

Xulon Press sat down with author Dana Rosser and her husband, world-renowned surgeon Dr. Butch Rosser. We chatted about her upcoming TEDTalk on March 17th, her appearance on the Dr. Oz Show, and her new book “Thru Thick and Thin: Facing Obesity Thru the Eyes of a Loved One.” […]

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Citations 101: What Goes In Your Book’s Bibliography?

Filed in Writing Tips by on March 9, 2016 0 Comments
Citations 101: What Goes In Your Book’s Bibliography?

In college, I took my papers to the writing center solely to have my bibliographies checked. For the life of me, I couldn’t remember what goes in a citation within the text, what goes in the bibliography, or the proper punctuation within the two. I was always amazed at the students who worked in the […]

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Great Beginnings: How You Should Start Your Next Novel

Filed in Writing Tips by on March 7, 2016 0 Comments
Great Beginnings: How You Should Start Your Next Novel

By your side is a ratty notebook, bruised black and blue with the smeared ink of furiously scribbled ideas that came to you at midnight, dotted with translucence from the epiphany you had about your villain, while still wet from a shower.  You’ve finally decided to write the story that has been stirring around in your […]

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