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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”
297 views | by Elaine Retty | posted on June 13, 2019
You are doing everything possible to make your writing better, tighter, and more interesting, but are you still using “dead words?” These are words that are simply just too plain, bland, and vague to ...

10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript
86 views | by Erika Bennett | posted on May 28, 2020
Editing your own writing will never be the easiest part of the writing journey, but knowing what to look for can make the task a whole lot simpler. Working with the publishing company Xulon Press fo...

15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk
85 views | by Erika Bennett | posted on August 6, 2019
Painters need a canvas, paint, paintbrushes, and a rolling landscape begging to be painted. Musicians need an instrument, quarter notes on sheet music, and an audience to play for. What do writers...

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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”
1,520 views | by Elaine Retty | posted on June 13, 2019
You are doing everything possible to make your writing better, tighter, and more interesting, but are you still using “dead words?” These are words that are simply just too plain, bland, and vague to ...

15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk
494 views | by Erika Bennett | posted on August 6, 2019
Painters need a canvas, paint, paintbrushes, and a rolling landscape begging to be painted. Musicians need an instrument, quarter notes on sheet music, and an audience to play for. What do writers...

How to Show Emphasis Without Typing in All-Capitals
351 views | by Taylor Graham | posted on January 23, 2015
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, mi...

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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”
47,334 views | by Elaine Retty | posted on June 13, 2019
You are doing everything possible to make your writing better, tighter, and more interesting, but are you still using “dead words?” These are words that are simply just too plain, bland, and vague to ...

How to Show Emphasis Without Typing in All-Capitals
16,617 views | by Taylor Graham | posted on January 23, 2015
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, mi...

Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book
12,941 views | by Erika Bennett | posted on March 7, 2013
If you asked me to list the three fears I picked up in high school English, they would be diagramming sentences, red ink and outlining. I’ve never gotten past my red ink complex, but I can now see the...

Writing Tips: 5 Things Every Devotional Should Contain
10,505 views | by Taylor Graham | posted on February 19, 2016
One of the most popular types of manuscripts we publish at Xulon Press is a devotional. While a writing a devotional may sound like a simple task, there are many that lack the basic “bones” every ...

Well Looky Here! 75 Different Synonyms for the Word “Look”
5,193 views | by Blair Townley | posted on May 16, 2019
It's easy to find yourself stuck when writing—you want to add color, depth, and description to your writing, but that requires, well, you know, words. Sometimes those words are hard to conjure up! ...