Ghostwriting: Not As Scary As It Sounds

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

Ghostwriters aren’t as scary or mysterious as their name makes them seem. Ghostwriters are hired to help with the production of a novel, articles, social media posts, or other pieces of writing. This can mean a few things: 1. The ghostwriter has been hired to take someone else’s ideas and write the work for them. […]

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 […]

An Introduction to Popular Self-Publishing Platforms

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

The idea of self-publishing your novel can be overwhelming, but it needn’t be. In fact, it is easier to self-publish these days, especially with the emergence of the Ebook and other forms of digital publication. Here are some of the more popular and user friendly Self-Publishing options out there right now: Smashwords: Ebook: Cost: Free […]

How To Pitch A Non-Fiction Book

By Kim Batchelor on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Research, Writing. No Comments

If you working on or planning a non-fiction book, here are some tips on how to pitch! Unlike in fiction writing, you don’t have to have a complete manuscript to pitch your book; the important thing is your proposal. The proposal is what you will present to a potential editor, agent, or publisher. A good […]

The best deadline for finishing a first draft: A baby

By Jennifer Bowen on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

For those of you who have read past posts know, I have felt a direct link between my writer’s block and my fertility issues the last five years. Five years. Yes, that’s right. Or four and a half years if I’m getting technical, but I feel like rounding up. During the first two years of […]

A Unique Point of View: a guide to POV

By Kim Batchelor on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Research, Self-Publishing, Writing. No Comments

“I am writing a book.” “You are writing a book.” “She is writing a book.” All of these phrases are telling the same story, a book is being written by someone, but they sound very different and evoke a different response. These are the options that an author has when deciding from which point of […]