Episode 14: Javacia Harris Bowser, Founder of See Jane Write
Building Birmingham Together
Today’s episode of Building Birmingham Together we’re talking with Javacia Harris Bowser, a freelance journalist, blogger, and entrepreneur based in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the founder of See Jane Write, an award-winning membership organization and website for women who write and blog. The heartbeat for See Jane Writes is that every woman has a story worth sharing and through See Jane Write Javacia strives to help women make an impact and an income with their words. Javacia has created a thriving community of writers in Birmingham and beyond! Follow See Jane Write: Instagram: @seejanewrite Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/seejanewritebham Website: seejanewritebham.com You can reach Javacia via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Javacia’s Recommendations: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroff The Secret Life of Church Ladies by Deesha Philyaw Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W Moniz Rachel Luna’s Podcast Permission to Offend This Episode is Sponsored by Forge Forge is a thriving coworking space in the heart of downtown Birmingham at The Pizitz Building. If you are tired of working from home and are in need of a place to be productive as well as be surrounded by a community of entrepreneurs, schedule your tour of Forge today! Forge Availabilities: Open seating coworking, Dedicated Desk, Private Office, Conference Room Rentals, Event Space, Business Mailing Address Workatforge.com
How To Win At Freelancing Using Personal Branding With Javacia Harris Bowser
The Ambitious Freelancer
Do you ever wonder how freelancers make the most of their time and build personal brands around their freelance career? Today, I am chatting with Javacia Harris Bowser, an amazing freelancer based in Birmingham, Alabama, and the creative behind See Jane Write. Learn more about her experience with this amazing interview, and check out the show notes here: https://www.theambitiousfreelancer.com/podcast/53
From Side Hustle to Startup: “See Jane Write” Founder Javacia Harris Bowser on Live Events, Facebook Groups and Transitioning from Teaching
The Localist with Carrie Rollwagen
Javacia Harris Bowser of See Jane Write joins Carrie on this week’s episode of The Localist. See Jane Write is a community for writers that offers support, advice, guidance, and so much more to its members. Javacia and Carrie start the conversation with what Javacia’s days look like now that she’s running See Jane Write full time, how she tackles her writing projects, and how she plans her week with Sunday Slay (we can’t think of a smarter way to start the week, honestly). Javacia tells us how she decided to take the leap and quit teaching after 10 years to run See Jane Write, and why she wanted to start SJW in the first place. Javacia and Carrie then dive into the details of SJW: the membership piece, the logistics of the business, and the importance of having trusted advisors to avoid (or fix!) costly mistakes. Javacia tells us how she got started with events, how she went about getting those set up, and her goal of doing more events in 2020. Javacia and Carrie wrap up the conversation talking about the hustle of entrepreneurship, work/life balance (spoiler — it’s a myth!), and Javacia’s best tips for anyone who wants to start writing. Mentioned in this episode: See Jane Write Javacia Harris Bowser bit.ly/sjwnetwork Javacia Harris Bowser on Instagram Pomodoro technique Desert Island Supply Co. Birmingham Post Herald Southern Progress Courier Journal Associated Press Church Street Coffee and Books Blog Like Crazy NaNoWriMo
9. Taking Your Side Hustle Full Time with Javacia Harris Bowser
Belle Curve Podcast
Javacia Harris Bowser of See Jane Write joins Belle Curve to discuss taking her side hustle full time! Javacia’s full… The post 9. Taking Your Side Hustle Full Time with Javacia Harris Bowser appeared first on Belle Curve Podcast.
Javacia Harris Bowser talks about founding SeeJaneWrite-Birmingham when she couldn't find the writing group she was looking for. Javacia Harris Bowser, my guest for Week 3 of the Birmingham Shines podcast, is a writer, teacher and entrepreneur. She’s also a successful blogger and founder of See Jane Write Birmingham—networking group for women writers that has turned into a business. As we learned in episode 3 of Birmingham Shines, Javacia moved to Birmingham several years ago from Louisville, Kentucky to teach English at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Before embarking on her teaching career, Javacia worked professionally as a journalist and she continues to do freelance writing work today. Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt That’s the inspirational quote that Javacia shared with me when I asked her for something to inspire others to Discover. Grow. Shine.™ If you want to grow, you must be willing to get out of your comfort zone, even just a little bit. When you do, you usually find that it wasn’t so bad after all— especially if you’re taking little steps. No need to take up hang-gliding. Just send an email to someone you admire and don’t know and invite them to coffee. Take a different route home from work. Or maybe do your grocery shopping in reverse order from your usual routine. It’s pretty clear that Javacia is willing to take her own advice. When Javacia couldn’t find the type of writing group she was looking for, she decided to start one. The first “official” meeting of See Jane Write Birmingham was a simple dinner meet-up on March 24, 2011 at a Mexican restaurant in Birmingham. That meet-up led to a “next event,” which was all about using Twitter to network, connect with others and build a blogging audience. The successful Twitter event led to a blogging workshop and into one-on-one consulting and even bigger events. See Jane Write Birmingham has grown immensely in the four years since that first informal meet-up and today Javacia offers consulting and online courses for women who aspiring writers and entrepreneurs. Find out more about the See Jane Write Birmingham story by listening to episode 3 of Birmingham Shines—if you haven’t already! Javacia Recommends What to read….. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso Where to eat in Birmingham…. Carrigan’s Where to caffeinate in Birmingham…. Urban Standard Church Street Coffee & Books Listen Goddess by Banks Anything by Beyoncé Where to get fit…. Lakeshore Trail Birmingham Blogger….. Jennifer Dome King: Stellar Fashion and Fitness I love Jennifer Dome King’s blog Stellar Fashion and Fitness. It has such a great message about body positivity. Life Hack Get up early. I’ll echo this one—I got up before 5 a.m. to start writing this blog post. I’m a big believer in “early to bed, early to rise.” If you know me at all, you probably know how I go on all the time about Ben Franklin! What makes Birmingham Shine…… The Creative Class I hope you are inspired by Javacia as I am!