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10 Literary Devices Defined

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10 Literary Devices Defined

If I had to guess, I’d say you probably haven’t heard the term “literary device” since high school English class. Well now that you’re writing a book it’s time for a refresher crash course. Literary devices are styles or tools writers can use to enhance their stories. Some literary devices are meant to add a […]

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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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Finding Your Target Audience (and why it’s so important).

Finding Your Target Audience (and why it’s so important).

If you’ve published or want to publish any work, whether it’s a novel, a blog, or an essay, you need to know your target audience. While it’s important to reach as many people as possible, and it often seems like focusing only on certain segments of the population is limiting, you need to be direct. […]

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How To Overcome Self-Doubt As A Writer

Filed in Author Inspirations, Writing Tips by on May 12, 2020 1 Comment
How To Overcome Self-Doubt As A Writer

Sylvia Plath once said, “the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”  We all have a hopeful goal of an achievement we think will finally get rid of that self-doubt once and for all. “If I become a bestseller,” “If I sell out,” “If I get a positive review,” “If I win an award,” and on […]

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Tips For How to End a Chapter

Filed in Writing Tips by on April 30, 2020 0 Comments
Tips For How to End a Chapter

At some point in writing your manuscript you’ll be faced with the decision of where you want your chapter breaks to go. How you end your chapter is especially important in a novel. By beginning and ending them in the perfect moments of your story, your chapter breaks can build suspense and keep your readers […]

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