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 […]


When to edit your book and when to keep going?

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

As I start writing a new book (and what a proclamation!) I struggle with how to proceed. To my previous point, at first there is a period where I wonder – am I writing a new book? This might be just a chapter or two and that’s it. But 17,000 words and six chapters in, […]


Surviving Your Survival Job(s)

By Jennifer Bowen on Sunday, February 12th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Writing. No Comments

If you are an artist, chances are you have (or have had) your fair share of survival jobs. If you’re lucky, your survival job is something you actually love doing. If you’re extra lucky, you make enough money with your art, in which case I hate you. (Not actually. I’m just jealous. Rock on, you […]


Pop-up Libraries!

By Jennifer Bowen on Sunday, February 5th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels. No Comments

Recently in Washington, DC I stumbled upon a small shelf of books up for borrow. It was part of a project aptly titled Little Free Library, and its goal is to supply people all over with these tiny and spontaneous literary outlets. One of the most exciting parts of Little Free Library is that anyone […]


Finding Motivation When You Feel Like You Just CAN’T

By Jennifer Bowen on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Research, Writing. No Comments

It’s no secret that the political climate in our country lately has been…less than comfortable. It’s easy to feel totally trapped and caught in this bubble, and perhaps overwhelmed by the prospects of what’s to come. While traveling, I learned that so much of the world looks to America to foreshadow their own political movements, […]


Travel Reading and Inspiration

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

I had the unbelievable pleasure of spending the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 traveling in Thailand and Cambodia. I am a huge travel fanatic- along with acting and writing, it is one of my life’s greatest passions. And while traveling, I always like to have a book or two for the plane/train rides […]


The Best Books of 2016

By Jennifer Bowen on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing. No Comments

As we say adieu to 2016 (which many people are relieved about), I thought we could recap on some of the best books of the year- at least, according to myself and some of my well-read friends. The new year is certainly a time for new beginnings, a refresh and restart for everyone. Perhaps you’ve […]


Staying Sane Between Projects

By Jennifer Bowen on Sunday, December 18th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

Whenever I’ve had the opportunity to ask questions of my role models (both actors and writers), my number one ask is, “How do you stay sane when you’re not working?” Almost everyone has had variations on the same response: find another artistic outlet that will help fuel your creativity, and remind you that you like […]