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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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8 Famous Writers Spill Their Secret Writing Routines

Filed in Author Inspirations by on February 5, 2016 9 Comments
8 Famous Writers Spill Their Secret Writing Routines

I’ve spent a lot of time pouring over the daily routines of notable writers and learning what inspired their creative energy to pour out onto paper in the form of writing. Much like a baseball player won’t wash his lucky socks during a long stretch of wins in fear of breaking the streak—writers develop their […]

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Still Dreaming of Writing a Book? Here’s How To Do It In 30 Days.

Filed in Ask the Editor by on November 2, 2015 12 Comments
Still Dreaming of Writing a Book? Here’s How To Do It In 30 Days.

November is a busy month for writers: it’s National Novel Writing Month, also known as NanoWriMo. What happens during NanoWriMo? Simple: to celebrate the only official book-writing month of the year […]

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5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

Filed in Ask the Editor by on October 27, 2015 1 Comment
5 Ways to Paint Autumn into Your Writing

How to Write About Fall There’s a reason one of the first pieces of advice any professional offers to a new writer forging ahead on the publishing journey is, “Show, don’t tell.” Readers don’t want to be told, they want to be shown. So, how does one show information? If we use seasons or weather as […]

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The One Step That Makes Finishing Your Book Way Easier

Filed in From the Desk of... by on October 23, 2015 1 Comment
The One Step That Makes Finishing Your Book Way Easier

Editorial Manager Erika Bennett talks about why it doesn’t matter if you haven’t finished writing your book—now is the best time to secure a publisher.  

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Paint the Scene

Paint the Scene

Summer is all about travel. Have you ever thought about using your travels as the backdrop of your story? This month, our blog writers will show you how you can pull from real life experiences, weave places you’ve experienced first-hand into your story, and ultimately transport your reader to the setting of your book. […]

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