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How To Set Up a Book Signing – An Interview with Xulon Author Bob Bush

Filed in Marketing Your Book by on November 9, 2015 8 Comments
How To Set Up a Book Signing – An Interview with Xulon Author Bob Bush

What is one of the most effective way to find and meet new readers? Book signings! Xulon Press editor Blair Townley interviews author Robert Bush, who has held 137 book signings, as he dispenses vital advice on how to set up a book signing—and why they’re so important to […]

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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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Goal Management: Patience + Persistence = Progress

Filed in Author Inspirations by on August 26, 2015 6 Comments
Goal Management: Patience + Persistence = Progress

Taking control of your writing dream means actively making your routine and writing goals a priority in your life. Some say writing is about inspiration, but it’s more practical than that. It’s about actively seeking inspiration while following through with an idea, and manifesting your thoughts into words. This can be achieved with action and persistence. The mindset […]

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How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

Filed in Writing Tips by on August 21, 2015 1 Comment
How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

In historical fiction, your focus as the author may be toward authenticating the setting, presenting believable characters and creating a compelling storyline that will grab readers and hold their attention from beginning to end. What can be an aspect missed while writing historical fiction is the opportunity to allow readers access to the main characters’ […]

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The Last of the “Somedays”: Why Writing a Book Can’t Wait

Filed in Motivation Mondays by on August 17, 2015 10 Comments
The Last of the “Somedays”: Why Writing a Book Can’t Wait

In 2013, we signed an author who was still early in the process of writing a book. Our team provided coaching and guidance, but she had yet to finish her book. Unfortunately, she unexpectedly passed away last week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family. I think I may be the […]

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