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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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Writing a Lot Versus Writing Well

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 29, 2020 0 Comments
Writing a Lot Versus Writing Well

I think back to some college literature courses I took, and the required length of papers I had to turn in. It wasn’t uncommon to have to produce an eight-page essay, but hitting that page count was hard every single time. I found myself using filler words, expanding my sentences to take up more space. […]

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Questions To Ask When Writing a Book

Filed in Author Inspirations by on September 22, 2020 0 Comments
Questions To Ask When Writing a Book

Publishing and writing a book is one of the best experiences you can add to your resume. It transcends all industries and career paths because putting a book out into the world is an arduous task. But adding “author” to your resume can’t be the only reason you publish a book—fiction or nonfiction. We have […]

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10 Grammar Rules for Every Writer

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on September 9, 2020 0 Comments
10 Grammar Rules for Every Writer

Seasoned writers will tell you it’s okay to break grammar rules as long as you know the right way to break them. Lazy writers often quote that same phrase to avoid learning correct grammar in the first place. I’m a firm believer that you must know the rules before you bend them. So, here’s a […]

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Resources For Self-Taught Writers

Filed in Ask the Editor by on September 2, 2020 0 Comments
Resources For Self-Taught Writers

Starting to write without any previous writing courses or education under your belt doesn’t have to be a setback. In fact, you’d be surprised to learn just how many successful writers were self-taught. Both Jane Austen and Mark Twain, among many others, largely taught themselves the craft of writing. The difference now is, self-education is […]

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Choosing Stories for Your Memoir: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Filed in Writing Tips by on August 25, 2020 0 Comments
Choosing Stories for Your Memoir: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

Memoirs are the easiest to write because you have already lived the material, but they are also the most challenging to write because you have to find the balance between what stories you share and what information needs to be left out. Writing a memoir doesn’t mean you have to include every aspect of your […]

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