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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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5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor by on October 27, 2015 1 Comment
5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

How to Write 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 […]

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The One Step That Makes Finishing Your Book Way Easier

Filed in From the Desk of... by on October 23, 2015 1 Comment
The One Step That Makes Finishing Your Book Way Easier

Editorial Manager Erika Bennett talks about why it doesn’t matter if you haven’t finished writing your book—now is the best time to secure a publisher.  

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Paint the Scene

Paint the Scene

Summer is all about travel. Have you ever thought about using your travels as the backdrop of your story? This month, our blog writers will show you how you can pull from real life experiences, weave places you’ve experienced first-hand into your story, and ultimately transport your reader to the setting of your book. […]

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Alternative Spring Cleaning

Filed in From the Desk of... by on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Alternative Spring Cleaning

When I think of springtime, I tend to think of two things: spring cleaning and the overwhelmingly, intoxicating scent of the orange blossoms blooming in the groves around my house. Both signify a fresh start, especially the cleaning out of my closet and donating my unworn clothes. It got me to thinking, are there other […]

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Women’s “March” on History

Filed in Author Inspirations by on March 6, 2014 1 Comment
Women’s “March” on History

For centuries, women with different talents have been leaving their mark on the world. One of the earliest females to leave a mark in history would certainly be Mary, Jesus’s mother, and her calling from God to carry His Son. Fast forward to the Hundred Years’ War and we meet Joan of Arc. She said […]

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