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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”
190 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
106 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
43 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”
813 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
465 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
244 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”
49,305 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
17,210 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
13,141 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
10,924 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”
5,588 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! ...