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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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Winter Writing: 10 Tips For Staying Warm

Filed in Author Inspirations by on December 3, 2020 0 Comments
Winter Writing: 10 Tips For Staying Warm

There is something about the winter that makes me want to write even more. Maybe it’s because it’s an indoor activity that keeps me out of the cold weather or because it’s a great excuse to make my workspace extra cozy for writing time—whatever the reason the winter season is a great time to focus […]

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Writing Through the Winter Blues

Filed in Author Inspirations, Writing Tips by on December 1, 2020 0 Comments
Writing Through the Winter Blues

You don’t have to live in Alaska to feel the effect of the winter blues. If you live in the south, the lack of daylight after work can be enough to throw off your mood. Where most could hunker down and cozy up inside until spring, if you’re a writer you may need to push […]

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NaNoWriMo Check-In 

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on November 24, 2020 0 Comments
NaNoWriMo Check-In 

If you’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo this year, my guess is you’re acutely aware that there is less than a week left to accomplish the challenge of writing 50,000 words in the month of November. Don’t start to sweat at that thought. Here’s how to keep moving forward, no matter which stage you’re at in […]

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Stay On Track During NaNoWriMo 

Filed in Writing Tips by on November 12, 2020 0 Comments
Stay On Track During NaNoWriMo 

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual event in which participants commit to writing a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. It began in 1999 as a challenge between friends, but it’s since grown into a global writing challenge with hundreds of thousands of participants each year. We’ve compiled some tips on how […]

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When to Use a Scene Break

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on November 10, 2020 0 Comments
When to Use a Scene Break

Did you know the symbol—most commonly three asterisks—inserted between sections of text to break the scene is called a dinkus? Scene breaks serve many purposes, but one reason it’s used is to give readers a breather. Imagine reading an intense scene that holds a lot of significance, but the chapter doesn’t end when the scene […]

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