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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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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

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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

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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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10 Ways to Beat Writer Burnout

Filed in From the Desk of... by on July 2, 2019 0 Comments
10 Ways to Beat Writer Burnout

In a world where busy is praised and multi-tasking is considered a skill to include on your resume, it makes sense that we would all face burnout every now and again. Working a full-time job, then getting home to pick up the house, make dinner, and take care of other responsibilities would be enough to […]

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Overcoming Writer Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Imposter Syndrome

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 27, 2019 0 Comments
Overcoming Writer Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Imposter Syndrome

Writers often face varying levels of perfectionism, writing anxiety, and even imposter syndrome when working on their books. What many don’t realize is that these traits can create a lot of trouble for writers. Perfectionism can stir up feelings of not deserving earned successes (imposter syndrome), and, if not addressed in time, these thoughts can […]

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