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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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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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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue

Filed in Writing Tips by on April 25, 2019 0 Comments
The Do’s and Don’ts of Dialogue

From an early age, we’re taught that good description is the key to excellent writing. I’d argue that well-written dialogue is the true key to writing. A description will never move your story forward in the same way dialogue can. It’s not as hard to write dialogue as you might think. Plus, once you’ve mastered […]

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How to Create a Writer’s Notebook

Filed in Writing Tips by on April 23, 2019 0 Comments
How to Create a Writer’s Notebook

I am always on the lookout for the next it thing when it comes to writing trends. I want to find the magic routine that solves all my writing woes. At the very least, a routine I enjoy enough to turn back to on a daily basis. My desire to find a process that works […]

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