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Erika Bennett

Erika Bennett has been a freelance editor for nearly half a decade. Before joining the Xulon team in 2010, she worked with several first time authors who wanted to test the waters of self-publishing. Her aim is to make sure great books find their way into readers' hands.

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Why Your Writing Project Needs a Deadline

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on November 12, 2019 0 Comments
Why Your Writing Project Needs a Deadline

The likelihood of achieving a goal without a deadline is pretty slim. We can continuously punt tasks lacking a due date down the field, and before we know it we’ll have pushed certain goals into the next year. To ensure you reach your writing goals, it’s important to set both small and large deadlines for […]

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Happy NaNoWriMo!

Filed in From the Desk of... by on November 5, 2019 0 Comments
Happy NaNoWriMo!

November is a busy month for writers: it’s National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. What happens during NaNoWriMo? It’s simple really. To celebrate the only official book-writing month of the year, writers are encouraged to spend 30 days putting their fingers to the keyboard, completing a 50,000-word book by November 30th. One month. Boom. […]

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Why You Should Publish Your Book Before You Turn 30

Filed in From the Desk of... by on October 31, 2019 0 Comments
Why You Should Publish Your Book Before You Turn 30

Writing your first book is no easy endeavor. Some might even say you need a certain amount of life experience to add depth to your writing—fiction or nonfiction—but there are a lot of benefits to publishing a book before you turn 30 years old. Here are seven reasons that support publishing your book before entering […]

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5 Ways to Paint Fall into Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor by on October 10, 2019 0 Comments
5 Ways to Paint Fall into Your Writing

Writing 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 an example, […]

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Start Small: How to Write a Short Story

Filed in Writing Tips by on September 26, 2019 0 Comments
Start Small: How to Write a Short Story

If you’re just dipping your toes into the writing world, starting with a full-length novel or nonfiction book may feel overwhelming. Short stories allow you to get a feel for composing a story with a beginning, middle, and end. It also helps you tackle character development and a thorough plot structure without having to devote […]

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