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Passive Voice: It’s So Passé

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 29, 2015 1 Comment
Passive Voice: It’s So Passé

  Passive voice has a time and place in writing, as it serves to be a stylistic additive in many books and papers. In some cases, people prefer passive voice in creative pieces, such as poetry and prose; however, writing in passive voice too often in your fiction and non-fiction pieces can cloud your writing. The […]

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Xulon Press Proudly Announces Winners of September 2015 Christian Writers Awards Writing Contest

Filed in Competitions and Awards by on September 10, 2015 2 Comments
Xulon Press Proudly Announces Winners of  September 2015 Christian Writers Awards Writing Contest

Xulon Press was excited to once again extend the opportunity to Christian writers to have their work recognized and be rewarded. Besides the great honor of being named September 2015 Christian Writers Awards Writing Contest winner, the grand prize first-place winner will […]

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Back to “School” To Re-Start Your Book

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 3, 2015 2 Comments
Back to “School” To Re-Start Your Book

The idea has been realized; the outline has been established; maybe a couple of pages have already been written for the book that has been placed on your heart to write. Yet as with all writers, regardless of education, skill set or experience, obstacles will come about to impede progress and, if left unchecked, will […]

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Goal Management: Patience + Persistence = Progress

Filed in Author Inspirations by on August 26, 2015 6 Comments
Goal Management: Patience + Persistence = Progress

Taking control of your writing dream means actively making your routine and writing goals a priority in your life. Some say writing is about inspiration, but it’s more practical than that. It’s about actively seeking inspiration while following through with an idea, and manifesting your thoughts into words. This can be achieved with action and persistence. The mindset […]

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How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

Filed in Writing Tips by on August 21, 2015 1 Comment
How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

In historical fiction, your focus as the author may be toward authenticating the setting, presenting believable characters and creating a compelling storyline that will grab readers and hold their attention from beginning to end. What can be an aspect missed while writing historical fiction is the opportunity to allow readers access to the main characters’ […]

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