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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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Should You Include The Pandemic COVID-19 In Your Next Book?

Filed in Author Inspirations by on June 9, 2020 0 Comments
Should You Include The Pandemic COVID-19 In Your Next Book?

The big question on every writer’s mind right now is: “Do I write about pandemic COVID-19 in my next book?” Here’s the answer: You don’t have to if you don’t want to. Fiction readers choose books that most often help them escape their realities. So, if a reader is trying to escape the reality of […]

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A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 4, 2020 0 Comments
A Pre-Writing Checklist for Fiction Writers

Hyping yourself up to write a book is a lot like getting in the right frame of mind to start a new workout routine. First, the determination takes hold. “I am going to start right now.” Then, self-doubt takes over. “I have no idea where to start.” So, this is your crash course to the […]

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10 Literary Devices Defined

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on June 2, 2020 0 Comments
10 Literary Devices Defined

If I had to guess, I’d say you probably haven’t heard the term “literary device” since high school English class. Well now that you’re writing a book it’s time for a refresher crash course. Literary devices are styles or tools writers can use to enhance their stories. Some literary devices are meant to add a […]

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10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 28, 2020 0 Comments
10 Words to Cut From Your Manuscript

Editing your own writing will never be the easiest part of the writing journey, but knowing what to look for can make the task a whole lot simpler. Working with the publishing company Xulon Press for a decade now has taught me a lot to say the least. A common mistake my editing eye has […]

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How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor, Writing Tips by on May 22, 2020 0 Comments
How to Eliminate Distractions When Writing

Even without COVID-19 taking up extra space in our thoughts and altering how we live, having focused and uninterrupted writing time is hard. So, throw in a global pandemic, and that can really tank your creativity. Here are 10 ways to eliminate distractions when writing, so you can have your most productive writing time yet! […]

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