The Ins and Outs of Dialogue and Quotation

By Kim Batchelor on Friday, July 28th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Writing. No Comments

Dialogue is tricky. It is easy to mess it up. I don’t think anyone ever sat me down and taught me how to structure and punctuate quotations, so you shouldn’t be ashamed if you still struggle with it. It took me a long time to be confident. Presented to you here, to the best of […]


Why Fanfiction Should Be Taken Seriously as a Medium

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Writing. No Comments

Why Fanfiction Should Be Taken Seriously as a Medium There has been a lot of debate over whether or not fanfiction, also known as derivative fiction, is “real” writing. Some argue that, since it often borrows heavily on its source material, it is cheating or lazy writing. Additionally, since it is often based in fiction […]


A Look At Alternate Writing Applications

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Writing. No Comments

Sometimes writing your novel takes a little more than a pen and paper or a blank word document. Luckily, there are many, many applications to help you get to the finish line. Organizational Apps: There are other places to write than Microsoft word or Google docs. One of these options is Scrivener. Scrivener is a […]


What’s the Deal with Show Don’t Tell

By Kim Batchelor on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Writing. No Comments

It’s a phrase you’ve heard before: “Show don’t tell”. In fact, you’ve probably heard it so many times that it has started to lose all meaning. You repeat the phrase in your head and try to apply it to your writing. You stare at the sentence you’ve just written in a numb state of confusion. […]