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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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Learning How to Take Constructive Criticism

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on March 18, 2019 1 Comment
Learning How to Take Constructive Criticism

There’s a first time for everything I can still remember my first real exposure to constructive criticism of my writing. Sophomore year of college, I received my first C+ on a paper in my entire educational career. Immediately, I rationalized the grade had to be a mistake. I read the remarks my professor left on […]

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New Year, Old You: Restarting a Failed Writing Resolution

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on February 11, 2019 0 Comments
New Year, Old You: Restarting a Failed Writing Resolution

  Less than two months ago, many of us took the time to write out long lists of New Year’s resolutions. We dreamed of becoming the next Bob Goff or Shauna Niequist—not only finishing the writing and publishing process, but also seeing our books at the top of bestseller lists. The reality for many, however, […]

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Love & Letters: The Perfect Books for a Valentine’s Day Gift

Filed in Editor's Picks by on February 5, 2019 0 Comments
Love & Letters: The Perfect Books for a Valentine’s Day Gift

You know the feelings well—fluttering butterflies in your stomach, the inability to think straight, and the constant need to wipe your sweaty palms on your jeans. Your body is overcome with pure fear, much like you were on your first date, but this time you’re staring at the mall entrance. You are in need of […]

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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 1 Comment
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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