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5 Apps & Websites That Bestselling Authors Can’t Live Without

Filed in Writing Tips by on May 6, 2016 8 Comments
5 Apps & Websites That Bestselling Authors Can’t Live Without

Do you need help finding that perfect word, simplifying your sentences, or discovering inspiration? There is a website or desktop app to help, and they aren’t just for those tech-savvy friends who are always glued to their e-readers.Website and app developers have built some wonderfully helpful resources for you to be a better, faster, cleaner […]

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True Life: Finding Creative Purpose from Life’s Struggles

Filed in Author Inspirations by on November 16, 2015 6 Comments
True Life: Finding Creative Purpose from Life’s Struggles

Xulon Press employee Elizabeth Marrero talks about how God used her biggest struggle to give birth to her creative purpose — and the book she’s publishing because of it. When we moved back to the United States from Puerto Rico, I struggled with English. It was all Chinese to me (though it was English… ::kick drum, snare, […]

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Still Dreaming of Writing a Book? Here’s How To Do It In 30 Days.

Filed in Ask the Editor by on November 2, 2015 12 Comments
Still Dreaming of Writing a Book? Here’s How To Do It In 30 Days.

November is a busy month for writers: it’s National Novel Writing Month, also known as NanoWriMo. What happens during NanoWriMo? Simple: to celebrate the only official book-writing month of the year […]

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5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor by on October 27, 2015 1 Comment
5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

How to Write About Fall There’s a reason one of the first pieces of advice any professional offers to a new writer forging ahead on the publishing journey is, “Show, don’t tell.” Readers don’t want to be told, they want to be shown. So, how does one show information? If we use seasons or weather as […]

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Passive Voice: It’s So Passé

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 29, 2015 1 Comment
Passive Voice: It’s So Passé

  Passive voice has a time and place in writing, as it serves to be a stylistic additive in many books and papers. In some cases, people prefer passive voice in creative pieces, such as poetry and prose; however, writing in passive voice too often in your fiction and non-fiction pieces can cloud your writing. The […]

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