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Sequels, Trilogies, Series – Oh My!

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Sequels, Trilogies, Series – Oh My!

As we draw to a close this month’s National Novel Writing Month, novel writers everywhere will be basking in the glow of accomplishment from completing their first novel. Ah, your first novel in your hands — it’s a beautiful thing! Yet, someone is bound to ask the inevitable question: “So, when are you going to […]

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Xulon Press Successful Author Spotlight: Vicky Stewart

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Xulon Press Successful Author Spotlight: Vicky Stewart

Our Successful Author Spotlight today features children’s book author Vicky Stewart, a mom who wrote “Heide Loves To Cheer” in order to “pull back the curtain and give the readers a peek inside the heart of someone who has mental disabilities”. It was Vicky’s goal to share her daughter’s struggles with mental disabilities in a […]

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WHAT did you say? Crafting Authentic Dialogue

Filed in Ask the Editor, Author Inspirations by on November 20, 2013 2 Comments
WHAT did you say? Crafting Authentic Dialogue

Written by: Eddie Cruz Because I’m currently doing penance for my last gigantic post, this one will need your input to see completion. Also, if you lack the time—or the energy, or the inclination—to read this through, take away this one thing, which will transform your dialogue: Read it aloud; I promise your ear will […]

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Novel Writing: Creating a Cast of Characters

Filed in Ask the Editor, Author Inspirations by on November 18, 2013 4 Comments
Novel Writing: Creating a Cast of Characters

Hello authors! Hopefully you’re each waist-deep in Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing) Month, and just past the halfway mark in your first draft of your novel. If you haven’t started, or have fallen off the wagon just a bit, jump back on! The only thing standing between you and a finished novel is your hesitation—and you, […]

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Xulon Press Successful Author Spotlight: Harold Miller

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Xulon Press Successful Author Spotlight: Harold Miller

Today’s Xulon Press Successful Author Spotlight features Harold Miller, a local hero who has dedicated thirty plus years of his life to service to his community as a firefighter and, for the past ten years, to his church by service to children via the children’s ministry. He has written his first children’s book, How We […]

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