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Open Versus Closed Writing Critique Groups

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Open Versus Closed Writing Critique Groups

Open Critique Groups Open writing critique groups are open to everyone who wishes to join with no restrictions in regards to age, writing genre, writing experience, group participation, meeting attendance, group size, or anything else in that matter. There are also typically little to no rules beyond common courtesy. PROS Flexibility: Attendance to meetings–whether virtual […]

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A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

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A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

Hyping yourself up to write a book is a lot like getting in the right frame of mind to start a new workout routine. First, the determination takes hold. “I am going to start right now.” Then, self-doubt takes over. “I have no idea where to start.” So, this is your crash course to the […]

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10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

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10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

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 for a decade now has taught me a lot to say the least. A common mistake my editing eye has […]

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Working With an Editor

Working With an Editor

The editing process is by far the most nerve-wracking part of the book journey for any writer. Thankfully with the help of our team of professional editors (with decades of real-world editing experience) we have compiled 10 tips for working with an editor.  1. Plan ahead. You know you’re going to need some level of […]

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Writing Back Cover Copy for Your Nonfiction Book

Filed in Writing Tips by on August 27, 2019 0 Comments
Writing Back Cover Copy for Your Nonfiction Book

Writing back cover copy for nonfiction books is significantly different than writing back cover copy for fiction. Nonfiction readers care more about who is providing the information. These readers want to know they are receiving help or education from an expert on a particular topic. Nonfiction back cover copy must spell out the benefits for […]

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