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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”
380 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
36 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
32 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”
1,346 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
145 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...

Tips for Writing a Captivating Short Story
135 views | by Daylin | posted on April 7, 2020
In the publishing world, a short story normally refers to fiction and they come in varying shapes and sizes: Traditional: 1,500-5000 words Flash Fiction: 500-1,000 words Micro Fiction: ...

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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”
85,406 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
24,112 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
18,026 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 ...

Ask the Editor: How to Outline a Non-Fiction Book
15,555 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...

15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk
14,579 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...