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Meet authors published by Exisle Publishing and EK Books, read the winning stories from our frequent writing competitions, and keep up to date with the latest news, insights and tips for serious writers who are ready to get published.
June 14, 2021
How to Write While Busy Living

In our most recent Facebook competition, we had writers share their biggest challenge when it comes to writing. Procrastination and a lack of motivation were listed as common challenges. In this blog post we’ll provide tips and insight into combatting procrastination and making the time to write.  I’ll Write Tomorrow Procrastination is the enemy of […]

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June 7, 2021
A Publisher’s Guide to Writing Well

We all know when we read good writing: We are transported to the author’s world, we follow the dialogue as if it were a conversation happening in front of us, and most importantly, we feel something. Your favorite authors wrote their books with the assistance of knowledgeable writers and helpful resources. Here, we’ll explain the […]

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May 28, 2021
A Writer's Guide to Rejection

Rejection is a part of life, and part of being a writer. It’s hard, it’s frustrating, and we’re here to help.  In the world of publishing, some publishers will accept unsolicited manuscripts from you – the author – directly, while others will require an agent. Agents will send your manuscript to an editor, who works […]

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May 14, 2021
Story: A Child Awakens

Story by Robert P. Ottone If The Boy could feel, he would feel cold. “It’s booting up,” a voice said in the darkness. The Boy’s eyes fluttered a moment, a brief halo of soft blue light fading to the oily blackness of his pupils, perpetually dilated. “Eyes set in Adore Mode, like the previous B-3s,” […]

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May 10, 2021
Navigating Social Media as a Writer

Social media is a great way to boost your audience, network, and gain more traction for your work. As a writer, this is key to showing publishers that you can market yourself, giving them confidence you are an author whose books will sell.  When it comes to social media, you have all the control. What […]

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May 4, 2021
Story: Mechanical Jesus

Story by Peter Hankins It was the Earl’s leprosy that brought us the mechanical Jesus. Our little church is unremarkable in most ways, but it holds the arm-bone of St Effulgentius, a relic which has performed many miracles, especially the healing of wounds and cankers. The Earl had not meant to visit us in Mertingham […]

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December 14, 2020
Sheltering at Home

This story by Laurie Lewis is a finalist in the 2020 non-fiction writing competition, Alone in the Time of Covid-19 Perhaps – probably – I am fortunate to be, mostly, a loner. I am used to being alone and am more or less comfortable with that. But these few days have been bewildering. Assuming that […]

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December 10, 2020

This story by KE Fleming is a finalist in the 2020 non-fiction writing competition, Alone in the Time of Covid-19 Monday: Doggy-paddle through the usual flood of weekend emails Tuesday: Finalise draft for weekly e-newsletter Wednesday: Send out, remember to thank all the contributors!!! Thursday: Schedule social posts for the weekend Friday: Double check schedule, […]

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December 10, 2020
A Puzzled Year

This story by Diane Sims is a finalist in the 2020 non-fiction writing competition, "Alone in the Time of Covid-19" I am a brand-new puzzle each COVID19 morning. Still the blinds continue to baffle the breeze. Still the smell of fresh coffee remains so familiar, even if the beans are a tad dear. Still the […]

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December 10, 2020
A Curmudgeon and the Bug

The winning story from our 2020 writing competition entitled "Alone in the time of Covid-19," this story by Roy Innes brings you inside the life of an elderly gentleman facing social isolation and doing battle with unfamiliar technology. I shouldn’t bitch. I’m not truly alone in this cursed pandemic thing, but after seven months of […]

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