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Said Is Dead: 141 Words to Use Instead of “Said”
363 views | by Elaine Retty | posted on August 31, 2016
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
159 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...

Writing Tips: 5 Things Every Devotional Should Contain
87 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 ...

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Said Is Dead: 141 Words to Use Instead of “Said”
1,007 views | by Elaine Retty | posted on August 31, 2016
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
471 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...

Writing Tips: 5 Things Every Devotional Should Contain
357 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 ...

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Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book
10,169 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...

Said Is Dead: 141 Words to Use Instead of “Said”
9,693 views | by Elaine Retty | posted on August 31, 2016
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
6,492 views | by Erika Bennett | posted on July 22, 2016
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
5,483 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...

10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Writer
3,423 views | by Erika Bennett | posted on April 4, 2016
Writing and procrastination might stereotypically go hand-in-hand, but no one has ever written a book by procrastinating. The only way to write a book is to write. It’s a crazy concept—I know. But if ...