Book Trailers: Still On Trend?

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 in Marketing, Research, Uncategorized, Writing. No Comments

When you are trying to self-promote your novel, getting people interested can be hard. One of the tried and true methods to do so is to make a trailer for your book, much in the same way there are trailers for movies.  But, the average person may not have ever seen a book trailer. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Use Dashes and Hyphens

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Writing. No Comments

One of the most confusing types of punctuation to use and become comfortable with are dashes and hyphens. It is my hope to provide you with a helpful guide—so that you too may become a dash master. Rule 1: Hyphens and Dashes are not interchangeable in formal writing (do what you’d like in your personal […]

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 […]

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference 2017 Recap

By Kim Batchelor on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Marketing, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

This previous weekend, August 18-20th, I was lucky enough to attend the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York and represent BookHive as an exhibitor. The conference itself ran for three days, Friday through Sunday, with a few early events taking place on Thursday, and featured many speakers, talks, tables, and pitch opportunities. I, unfortunately, […]

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 […]