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Introducing Xulon’s New Editorial Critique Service

Filed in Ask the Editor by on January 27, 2015 3 Comments

In 2014, the most helpful feedback that the editorial department received from our authors was that they wished they could have received more in-depth feedback on their manuscripts prior to going into editing and production. The manuscript review was of course helpful, but it wasn’t the thorough read-through and analyzation of a book’s content, structure, characterization, and so […]

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Perfectionism Kills Books!

Filed in Motivation Mondays by on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Perfectionism Kills Books!

As the Director of Acquisitions here at Xulon Press, I can honestly say I love what I do. There is no greater reward than helping a budding author envision their book and bring it to reality. But I often note a common factor holding writers back. Perfectionism. People think they have to make their book […]

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How to Show Emphasis Without Typing in All-Capitals

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on January 23, 2015 4 Comments
How to Show Emphasis Without Typing in All-Capitals

As an editor here at Xulon Press, I have read hundreds of manuscripts. Maybe even thousands. However, the top three things that I’ve seen on a consistent basis is: overuse of the exclamation point, misuse of the semicolon, and capitalizing words and phrases in order to convey emphasis to the reader. While we’ve covered the […]

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Top Secret or Not: Sharing Your Writing with Others

Filed in Ask the Editor by on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
Top Secret or Not: Sharing Your Writing with Others

There is a common writing stereotype doing more harm than good for the writing community. Writing is not, and should not be viewed as a solitary confinement type of punishment. The task of sitting down to write has been glorified as this painful and disparaging task that segregates the writer from the rest of their […]

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Become part of a special class!

Filed in Motivation Mondays by on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Become part of a special class!

Just like a graduating class, many writers in 2014 made the decision to move forward with having their book published for others to read and enjoy. This unique group ranges from those who just have a raw book idea they need help developing to those who have finished writing and editing. I want you to […]

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