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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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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

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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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