Querying can be one of the most daunting parts of the publishing process, whether you’re a new author or a seasoned author looking for a new agent. Even when you have an agent, you still have to wait for them to send your manuscript out on submission, which isn’t necessarily a guarantee that it’ll be published.
While these two parts of the publication process are quite different, this is true for both: the first pages of your manuscript are critical and can make or break your manuscript’s success. So how do you, as an author, know if the beginning of your manuscript is effective enough to make it through the submission pile? Read on to find out.
If you’re a Texas reader or writer, you might be wondering if any well-known authors hail from the Lone Star State. Perhaps you’re looking for inspiration as a writer yourself—or just a good book to read. Night Heron Media’s got you covered! We have compiled a handy list for your convenience of great authors who have been born, raised, or live in the great state of Texas. Read on to see who they are!
One of the biggest mistakes a writer can make when querying or sending to a publisher is neglecting to edit their manuscript. Contrary to what some might think, your manuscript isn’t finished after typing the last sentence of your first draft or even after finishing the revision process. Editing is a critical component of preparing a manuscript to send off for publication. Read on to understand the different types of editing and their importance in the publication process!
Most writers assume an exquisitely written manuscript will get you published. While your manuscript will ultimately determine your chances for publication, many often underestimate one essential step of the publishing process: querying.
Maybe you’ve never written a query letter, or you’re tired of agent/publisher rejections. Either way, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for NHM’s step-by-step guide to query letters.
For those of you who have been meaning to catch up on the latest, best romance books this upcoming Valentine’s Day but don’t know where to start, we’ve made it easy for you! Check out our top ten romance picks from the last decade.
In today’s digital age, it’s becoming increasingly important to market yourself and your book as a product rather than a piece of art. While the writing itself is a key part of finding success as an author, you also have to use marketing as a tool to set yourself apart from others. By publishing your book, you have put your own product out into the world. To ensure it does well, you have to take extra steps to promote it. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
2021 is finally here! You’ve popped the champagne, watched the ball drop, and maybe even shared a New Year’s kiss. What now? Odds are, you have a few New Year’s resolutions rattling around your head. But have you considered adding your writing goals to this list?
That’s where we come in.
Writing can be tough. If you’re already working, you might not have the time or motivation to sit down and write the night away. Maybe you don’t know where to start. Whatever you’re going through, Night Heron is here to help!
We’ve compiled a few writing tips that you can incorporate into your New Year’s resolutions. Remember: the more realistic and specific your resolutions, the more likely you are to achieve them. Keep that in mind, and you’ll be a writing machine in no time.