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Said Is Dead: 141 Synonyms for “Said”
379 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 ...

Writing Tips: 5 Things Every Devotional Should Contain
136 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 ...

15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk
132 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”
1,278 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 Set Realistic Intentions for 2021
833 views | by Erika Bennett | posted on December 22, 2020
By creating an intention, we make the active choice to experience a specific type of day or a specific journey for the year. A simple example of creating an intention for the day is saying, “I’m g...

15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk
703 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”
57,399 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
19,140 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
13,578 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
12,196 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 ...

15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk
7,405 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...