Two Things You Must Have to Write a Good Book

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FInd Your Passion, Write a Great BookThe question I am asked most frequently by aspiring authors is “What does it take to write a really good book, one that people would enjoy reading?” While the simple answers to that question are “great content” and “great editing,” there are two critical characteristics you’ll find in almost every best selling book.

  1. The Author’s Passion and Insight. Great books are written by authors that are passionate about their message or subject. When you write with passion about something you have great knowledge or insight about, your book will become alive because it has been birthed through your heart and very soul.
  2. The Author’s Intention or Voice. Great books are written with people in mind. Richard Paul Evans originally wrote “The Christmas Box” for his two daughters. Written as a private expression of his love, the book went on to become a classic and eventually a Hallmark movie. There is a saying that a book written for everyone is really written for no one. You must decide and think about the audience your book is intended for. Writing with people in mind will help you to write to them and not just for them.

If you have a passion and insight for your book idea and you know who you are writing your book for, then you have the beginnings of a great book. I encourage you to call one of our Publishing Consultants today at 1-866-381-2665 and share with them your idea. They can put together a plan to help you get on the road to becoming a published author this year.


Don Newman
Director of Acquisitions


About the Author ()

Donald Newman, Director of Sales for Xulon Press, has over 20 years experience working with Christian authors and editors. As a Pastor for that same time, Don truly believes that every Christian book has the ability to minister to each one who reads it. "You just never know what a book can do. One book can change thousands of lives and other times we see where one book can change one life that changes thousands of lives. Just look at the many books that have touched more than one generation. Nothing has the ability of touching many generations for God like a well written Christian book." Don leads and manages the sales team at Xulon with this one thought in mind..."Books change lives everyday". At Xulon Press we are in the business of changing lives, one book at a time.

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  1. I love that!
    I wrote this one for my kids and it is simply amazing how fast this book FRONT PORCH TALES is selling.
    I sold 50 books yesterday.
    Thank you Lord.
    Thank you my partners at Xulon

  2. Great write up. Somebody introduced me to Xulon 3 days ago and it has been wonderful reading so much about self publishing from your site. I am a Christian by the grace of God and also an Evangelist. I love reading and I have flare for writing. I am currently on my first book. Last week, the Lord asked me to pray for a proofreader, publisher, and publicity of the book, among others. I hope introducing me to Xulon answers the prayers! I hope to be in touch with your company for discussion soon. Meanwhile, thank you for a good post. God bless.

  3. avatar Janet Lola Adedoyin says:

    I had wanted to put my christian jouney in a decent readable book since 2010 to inspire, encourage and spead the good news of goodness of God, and to fulfill and obey the great commission of Almighty God an our Lord Jesus Christ, who has called me from my gross darkness into His marvelus light. To Him be the glory. But I need help, and I hope God will use—Xulon Press to make my dream a reality. Shalom.

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