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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 Ways to Do Research for Your Book

Filed in Author Inspirations by on July 20, 2021 0 Comments
10 Ways to Do Research for Your Book

When it comes to researching for your book there are many avenues — and rabbit holes — you can take to find the information you want. Researching is a fine art, especially now that the internet can turn up results that may not be completely accurate. Whether you’re writing a fiction novel or a nonfiction […]

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What’s an Epilogue and Do I Need One?

Filed in Writing Tips by on July 1, 2021 0 Comments
What’s an Epilogue and Do I Need One?

If you read a lot of novels, you’ve seen that some authors will use an epilogue at the end of their books. Not to be confused with an afterword, an epilogue is meant for fiction stories and is used to show what became of your characters at a future time. The sole purpose is to […]

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10 Tips for a Better Book Opening

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 29, 2021 0 Comments
10 Tips for a Better Book Opening

The opening of your book is the place where readers will decide to keep reading or set aside your book — no pressure. So, your opening pages need to jump straight into your story without dawdling on about the protagonist’s history or how he/she ended up in the current predicament. The back story is 100% […]

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Beach Read Writing: Here’s What You Need to Know

Filed in Writing Tips by on June 24, 2021 0 Comments
Beach Read Writing: Here’s What You Need to Know

A “beach read” is a book typically set at or near the beach, published in late spring to early summer. The intent for this popular sub-genre is to have these be the books people take to their summer vacations. The cover designs are typically colorful, with beachy aspects incorporated. Beach reads have been around for […]

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10 Ways to Become a Better Reader

Filed in Author Inspirations by on June 15, 2021 0 Comments
10 Ways to Become a Better Reader

Now that summer is upon us, it’s the perfect time of year to spend more time reading, and becoming a better reader isn’t just about reading more books. Focusing on bettering your reading skill is about identifying the types of books you do and don’t like to read, learning not to force yourself to read […]

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