Writing Prompts for Fighting Writer’s Block

By Kim Batchelor on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

With National Writing Month coming to an end, many of you may be burned out. Writer’s block can be hard to overcome. One of the worst things to do can be to try to force yourself to write a section, paragraph, or idea just because you really need to get it done. You won’t have […]


What’s the Deal with the New Adult Genre?

By Kim Batchelor on Friday, November 10th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research. No Comments

With the popularity of books like Harry Potter and Twilight peaking over the last decade or so, the genre of Young Adult (YA) has been in forefront of media attention. This genre stars characters who are the same age as their target audience of mid-teens to late-teens. But what about those readers who are slightly […]


Are You Ready for National Novel Writing Month?

By Kim Batchelor on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

Happy November! Many of you may know that November is National Novel Writing Month, colloquially known as NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a time in which all writes are encouraged to write that novel they have been putting off. The typical word goal for NaNoWriMo is at least 50,000 words to be written during the month of […]


Adjective Order: The Red Big Barn

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

Writer’s love description. When describing a given object or person a writer can use as many descriptors as they would like. This is because English allows for multiple adjectives to be listed consecutively. It was a beautiful, small, shiny, round, old coin. It was a big, dirty, old, red, wooden barn. In these examples there […]


Topics to Include in a Character Sketch

By Kim Batchelor on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

A character sketch isn’t a literal drawing of a character – though one may choose to do this as well – but a popular first step in building a character for your story. A character sketch can be helpful in making sure your characters are detailed and fully complex. Not everyone wants to do a […]


Deciding on an Editor

By Kim Batchelor on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

So you’ve finished your manuscript, you’ve written and rewritten, you’ve had beta readers test it, you’ve made every member of your family read it, and then you’ve rewritten it some more, what is the next step? A next step would be to consider looking for a good editor. Before you begin your search, you need […]


A Study in Pen Names

By Kim Batchelor on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

What are pen names?: A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is a fake name that is used by an author when publishing their work. The result is that the author’s identity remains unknown until they decide to let the public know who they are. There are many authors who are more well known […]


Mad for #PitMad

By BookHive Admin on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 in Advertising, BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Novels, Writing. 1 Comment

Alright authors, do you have a completed, unpublished, polished manuscript? Are you ready to pitch it? Are you on twitter? (If not, why aren’t you??) Then get ready, because June 8, September 7, and December 7 of 2017 are the quarterly #PitMad events. So what is #PitMad? From 8:00am-8:00pm Eastern Standard Time, authors who meet […]


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