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, […]

On Taking Professional Critiques

By Jennifer Bowen on Monday, October 31st, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Literary Agent, Writing. No Comments

So you’ve written your book. Amazing! Congratulations! Maybe it’s even your second or third book, you total rockstar. If you already have a literary agent, then chances are the two of you are already talking about how to proceed. But if you don’t…now what? Are you ready to send a query and sample pages, or […]

Brooke Hocker: From TEDx, Blogging, and finally, a Book

By Jennifer Bowen on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I met Brooke Hocker at the New York Writers Workshop and I was excited to test her book with our beta readers that came out of her TEDx talk and blogging for a year. She is a go getter and someone I expect to be publishing soon! Below is my interview with her about her […]

Weekly (or Daily, or Hourly!) Writing Prompts

By Jennifer Bowen on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 in BookHive Corp, Novels, Writing, Young Adult. No Comments

When I first began writing regularly, I didn’t necessarily think of myself as a “writer.” I thought of myself as someone who liked to write, but never someone who would try to make a career out it it. Since then, I have written one full-length YA novel, about 17-year-old Mason Radley who develops schizophrenia when […]

Vera by Gabrielle Glancy – published by Oneiric Press

By Jennifer Bowen on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

I met Gabrielle Glancy in middle school when I had to call her ‘Ms. Glancy’ and she was my English teacher for a semester in Northern California. As of late, I have noticed she has been publishing up a storm, and in my opinion, doing a great job of getting the word out about her […]

Day 25 of the 100 Day Writing Challenge

By Jennifer Bowen on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

Dusty must filtered with green. …lapping for warm air, gliding over the crushed figure of a discarded surgical glove. The draft as he spoke, scalded and cheap. Just some of the lines I’m working with as I continue to work my way through 100 days. My goal when I started, or more accurately when we […]

100 Days Project: Writing Every day for 100 Days

By Jennifer Bowen on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 in BookHive Corp. No Comments

So, I’m sitting here…ten days in and I am sweating. My mind is jumbled, my heart is racing and I have to remind myself to breathe. What has me so tied up? I am in the midst of a 100 days project and I have writers block. We’ve all heard of Morning Pages and 30-60-90 […]

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