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“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 12, 2015 4 Comments
“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

  Are you writing and self-publishing a children’s book? It’s vital to consider a few critical questions, which will ultimately determine your word choices and content within your book. Aside from deciding the basics, such as fiction or non-fiction and the theme or overall topic, the next most important thing to determine is your target […]

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What’s Unique About Your Story?

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
What’s Unique About Your Story?

Each of us has a unique story; a story we may not think is special, but to some it may be the encouragement they need to make sense of their lives. Maybe you have been feeling the tug of God on your heart to write your testimonial down on paper, yet you keep asking yourself, “Who […]

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Realistic and Respectful Romance

Filed in From the Desk of... by on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Realistic and Respectful Romance

The man, the woman, or the look that says so much between the two: romance shouldn’t have to just reside in grocery store romance novels or anything from Nicholas Sparks. A growing trend in Christian fiction today is romantic fiction, a genre that thrives on endearing, appropriate romance and that has made household names of […]

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Christian fiction is a strong creative writing format

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on April 21, 2015 2 Comments
Christian fiction is a strong creative writing format

Christian fiction is a strong creative writing format to portray Christian-based ideas, stimulating topics and reach audiences. You, as the writer, are creatively inputting biblical content, such as interpretations of Bible verses, coupled in dramatic tales with suspenseful plot twists. Your characters may have dark secrets, or have to face emotional dilemmas with complex narratives […]

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Establishing Rapport and Credibility

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on April 16, 2015 0 Comments
Establishing Rapport and Credibility

One of the things I find myself telling authors–especially those who have written nonfiction books with Xulon—is that they must establish rapport and credibility with their readers before anyone begins reading their book. This is vital for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most important reason is that as an author, you want any […]

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