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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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How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

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How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

Even without COVID-19 taking up extra space in our thoughts and altering how we live, having focused and uninterrupted writing time is hard. So, throw in a global pandemic, and that can really tank your creativity. Here are 10 ways to eliminate distractions when writing, so you can have your most productive writing time yet! […]

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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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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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Writing Your Book During COVID-19 Self-Isolation

Filed in Writing Tips by on March 27, 2020 0 Comments
Writing Your Book During COVID-19 Self-Isolation

To say we’re living in a weird time is an understatement. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has a majority of our lives on pause, leaving us with a lot of extra time we didn’t have before. To all my writers, if you’ve ever dreamed of writing a book now is the perfect time to get started—and finish! 10 […]

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