This year, Thanksgiving might look a bit different with families meeting virtually, social distancing, or postponing the holiday altogether. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t still call up your loved ones, schedule a video call, or send them something to show them you’re thankful they’re in your life, especially if it’s a child who you know is especially missing you this Thanksgiving. Night Heron Media is here to help with the perfect gift to show your friends or family how much they mean to you: Giving, by Muhammad Sadiq.
Imagine drafting a manuscript in the 19th and 20th centuries without a typewriter. Sounds stressful, right?
And yet, so many writers under-utilize today’s writing tools. The internet offers countless options to improve your writing abilities and processes. Here are some of Night Heron Media’s top writing tool picks!
So you’ve got a book idea: congrats! Maybe it’s been rattling around in your head for a few months, or you just got the idea in the shower. Either way, you’re ready to take the next step—writing your novel! Writing a book is no easy task, even for the most experienced writers. Where do you start? How do you stay motivated?
That’s where NaNoWriMo comes in.
National Novel Writing Month (affectionately dubbed NaNoWriMo) is a write-a-thon that takes place every November. Writers from all around the world challenge themselves to start a novel on November 1st and finish it by November 30th. Participants have a support system to help them along the way as they churn out a 50,000 word manuscript. With countless resources and uplifting new friends, you’re bound to show your book idea who’s boss.
So, what are the pros and cons? NaNoWriMo works best for writers who want to hit a specific word count. The November 30th deadline is meant to encourage you, not bring additional stress. If you prefer to write and edit at the same time, NaNoWriMo might not be for you. On the plus side, you’ll have a community to share this experience with and learn from.
Not convinced yet? Bestselling novels like Water for Elephants, The Night Circus, and Fangirl were all written over the course of NaNoWriMo. Yours could be next! If NaNoWriMo sounds like it’s for you, read on for our best tips.