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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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15 Things Every Writer Needs On Their Desk

Filed in Author Inspirations by on August 6, 2019 0 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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10 Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Writer

Filed in Writing Tips by on July 23, 2019 0 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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Developing Backstory for Your Novel

Filed in Writing Tips by on July 16, 2019 0 Comments
Developing Backstory for Your Novel

The backstory is an extremely important step in writing a well-developed story. Developing your protagonist’s history leading up to the story in your novel paints a picture for the reader. The way in which that backstory is used and incorporated into your novel is just as important though. When developing backstory, record it in a […]

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Writing Attention-Grabbing Back Cover Copy for Your Novel

Filed in From the Desk of... by on July 10, 2019 0 Comments
Writing Attention-Grabbing Back Cover Copy for Your Novel

Your front cover design is what sparks a reader’s attention. The back cover summary of your novel will help book buyers decide if they want to purchase and read your book. To capture book shoppers’ attention, you’ll need a good hook. The challenge, however, is doing that with such limited space. How to do it […]

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How to Write for Kids When You Aren’t One

Filed in From the Desk of... by on July 9, 2019 0 Comments
How to Write for Kids When You Aren’t One

While often thought to be easy, writing for children of any age is more complex than writing a book for adults. The reason for that is due in large part to the specificity of each reading level. A picture book with less than five hundred words will occupy a toddler, but a first grader will […]

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