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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 Sprints: What They Are, How to Do Them, and Why You Should!

Filed in Author Inspirations by on September 12, 2018 0 Comments
Writing Sprints: What They Are, How to Do Them, and Why You Should!

There are two writing woes that affect our writing more than than anything else—writer’s block, and editing when we should be freeform writing. Sometimes writing prompts can help infuse life back into a dry spell, but the newest writing trend is an activity called writing sprints (also known as word sprints), and they can actually […]

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3 Writing Prompts for Fiction Writers

Filed in Author Inspirations by on September 7, 2016 0 Comments
3 Writing Prompts for Fiction Writers

Let’s face it; sometimes we just don’t know the first word to type. That’s fine if you’re a mathematician, but as a writer, words are as necessary as air to breathe. Instead of fuming at your desk, staring at a cursor that’s mocking you with every blink, try your hand at one of these fiction writing […]

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15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

Filed in From the Desk of... by on July 22, 2016 21 Comments
15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

Painters need a canvas, paint, paintbrushes, and a rolling landscape begging to be painted. Musicians need an instrument, quarter notes on sheet music, and an audience to play for. What do writers need to create their artistic medium of choice? Obviously, a writer needs paper, pen, and an idea. We know it’s not that simple though, right? […]

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The Best Books to Read for Summer 2016

Filed in From the Desk of... by on June 27, 2016 1 Comment
The Best Books to Read for Summer 2016

Do you know what’s synonymous with summer vacation? Summer reading. No, not the boring list you received from your high school English teacher that you needed to complete before returning to school in September. I’m talking about no-obligation, fun, summer books that are meant to be enjoyed by a pool, on the beach, or in […]

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10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Writer

Filed in Motivation Mondays, Writing Tips by on April 4, 2016 34 Comments
10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Writer

Writing and procrastination might stereotypically go hand-in-hand, but no one has ever written a book by procrastinating. The only way to write a book is to write. It’s a crazy concept—I know. But if F. Scott Fitzgerald procrastinated on The Great Gatsby, none of us would even know such a book existed. So, how do we […]

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