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Why We Write: To Leave a Legacy

Filed in Ask the Editor by on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Why We Write: To Leave a Legacy

What do you think about when you hear the word “legacy”? Synonyms relating to this word include inheritance, birthright, heirloom, etc. A legacy doesn’t have to be a tangible object; it can also be a treasured word of wisdom, funny anecdote or memory that offers a valuable piece of advice. Could your life story be […]

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Top 5 questions all future authors ask

Filed in Motivation Mondays by on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Top 5 questions all future authors ask

There are 5 top questions all future authors ask themselves. For many, this process actually started months or even years ago; they question their ability to write a book. While every person who desires to write a book asks themselves these types of questions, not everyone takes the time to find the answers. Here are the top […]

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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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