So you want to start your writing career, but you don’t know where to start. Everyone’s been there—that’s why Night Heron Media is here to help! Read on for advice and tips on how social media can jump-start your writing career.
So you’ve got an idea for a nonfiction book. Congrats! You might find yourself wondering where to start or how to kick off your manuscript, as things in the nonfiction world are a bit different.
If you plan on publishing your work, most publishers and agents request book proposals for nonfiction pitches. Not familiar with this term? Read on for a brief guide on nonfiction book proposals.
If you’ve chosen to write a novel, you might be wondering the age-old question: How do I stay on track? We hear everyone talk about hitting a certain word count each day, from your peer group, to the writing group, to best-selling authors like Stephen King. But how do they do it? Read on to find out! We’ve provided some tips below for you to keep in mind as you establish how to stay on track.
The publishing world is daunting. How do you navigate contracts, promotions, and events while also producing your best work? Even seasoned authors struggle to find balance.
But don't worry; we’ve compiled a list of the biggest mistakes new authors make. Avoid these common missteps and you’ll have that much more time to work on what really matters: your writing!
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!