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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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How to Marie Kondo Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor by on May 23, 2019 0 Comments
How to Marie Kondo Your Writing

Maybe you read her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing or you watched her series on Netflix. Either way, you’ve likely heard of the esteemed, Marie Kondo. She’s pretty popular these days for her ability to help families de-clutter and organize their homes. Her intention is to […]

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Writers and Websites: The Importance of Owning Your Brand on the Internet

Filed in Marketing Your Book by on May 21, 2019 0 Comments
Writers and Websites: The Importance of Owning Your Brand on the Internet

  The internet is a fascinating place. We can shop online and receive our items in as little as two days. We can complete book research easier than ever, explore new places without buying a plane ticket. And thanks to social media, we can even meet new people and build entire communities of support. If […]

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Top Secret or Not: Sharing Your Writing with Others

Filed in Ask the Editor by on May 9, 2019 0 Comments
Top Secret or Not: Sharing Your Writing with Others

There is a common writing stereotype doing more harm than good for the writing community. Writing is not, and should not be viewed as a solitary confinement type of punishment. The task of sitting down to write has been glorified as this painful and disparaging task that segregates the writer from the rest of their […]

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Finding the Balance Between Working and Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor by on May 2, 2019 0 Comments
Finding the Balance Between Working and Writing

Take a moment and think of your favorite author. Without even knowing who you selected, I can say with 95% confidence that they had to work a full-time job while writing his or her first or first few books. Writing begins as a passion project for almost all of us and learning how to balance […]

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The Art of Fast-Drafting Your Novel

Filed in Ask the Editor by on April 30, 2019 0 Comments
The Art of Fast-Drafting Your Novel

Writers tend to fall into two camps regarding how much time it takes to finish drafting a book. There are those who can take upwards of 10 years to write their manuscripts. Then, there are those who fast-draft their manuscripts in as little as 14 days. While no clear-cut rules exist for fast-drafting a manuscript, […]

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