Month: January 2016

How Blogging Can Boost Your Confidence

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Yes, I’m confident enough to post a bare face selfie!

“The best way to develop confidence is to become good at something and get yourself in front of people who appreciate it.” – Oliver Emberton

I believed the lie. I thought that the moment I turned 30 confidence would come upon me like a Puritan conversion. But 30 came and went I still found myself struggling with the same insecurities that plagued me in my 20s and even my teen years.

But today, less than one month away from my 35th birthday, I find myself more confident than I have ever been and more confident than I ever thought I’d be.


Win a Free See Jane Write Membership!

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Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.

Would you like to make See Jane Write your tribe? Well…


And our membership program is now even bigger and better!

Those who join See Jane Write or renew their membership under the new program will receive a FREE 1-hour consultation via Skype with me, See Jane Write founder Javacia Harris Bowser. ($99 value)

New and renewing members will also receive a one-year subscription to The Jane Jump Start.

With The Jane Jump Start you will receive exclusive content delivered straight to your inbox every Monday to help you jump start your week, content that will help you build your blog, business or writing career. It’s the equivalent of a dozen e-courses all for the low cost of your one-year membership! ($450 value)

Topics covered in The Jane Jump Start will include: 

  • Goal Setting
  • Time Management & Productivity
  • Event Planning 
  • Creating a Blog Business Plan
  • Writing Query Letters
  • Developing a Media Kit
  • Social Media
  • Writing Personal Essays
  • Building an Email List 


Plus, you’ll have input on future topics.

In addition to these new offerings, new and renewing members will also receive the benefits extended to See Jane Write members in the past, including:

  • discounts on e-courses designed to help you build your blog, business and writing career
  • an opportunity for early registration for limited seating events
  • invitations to special members-only events and workshops
  • discounted tickets to See Jane Write events
  • the opportunity to be assigned an accountability partner to be your writing, blogging or business buddy

You’ll also receive a discount on my coaching and consulting services and perks such as job opportunity announcements, discounts to local blogging and social media conferences, and other special offers frequently extended to See Jane Write will continue to be available to members.

See Jane Write membership is open to all women, but please note that currently all of our in-person events take place in and around Birmingham, Alabama.

The new See Jane Write membership program is currently ONLY $75 PER YEAR, however this price will increase to $97 a year after February 1. 

But you have a chance to win a free one-year membership! Enter the giveaway below!

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Resolutions for Women Who Write

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If you are a woman writer, this year resolve to write—by any means necessary. You are a writer and perhaps you are also a wife, a mother, a sister, or a career woman. You are a writer and most likely you are also a daughter, a lover, and a friend. Last year there were probably very few days when you failed to mother or to love or to be the best employee, boss, or homemaker that you could be. You may not have been perfect, but you always gave it your all.

But last year there were probably many days when you failed to write. You didn’t go to that workshop you wanted to attend. You didn’t write that poem, story, or essay in your head. You didn’t jot down those ideas you had for a compelling new character or a captivating new blog post. You didn’t write because you just didn’t have the time, because you were busy being a good mother, lover, wife, sister, daughter, or friend. You were busy being the best employee, boss, or homemaker that you could be. You couldn’t carve out time to write, you told yourself, because that would be selfish.

But you were wrong.

Maybe you’re hesitant to call yourself a writer because it’s been so long since you did spend hours at your favorite coffee shop writing in your journal or working on your blog. It’s been too long since you’ve spent a day at your computer drafting the next chapter of your novel. Perhaps you’ve never done these things.

But you are a writer. So this year, resolve to write…

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Member of the Month: Brie Cash

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The See Jane Write member of the month is Brie Cash of the I Am Woman Network.

When I met Brie last year, I had no idea she was facing so many hardships because, quite frankly, she always looks fabulous.

But as the old saying goes, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

“I have spent the last year and a half in a nasty custody battle,” Brie shares. “Most of 2015 I was homeless going from friend to friend.”

But from these hardships was born an idea — the I Am Woman Network.

“I prayed for purpose and He gave me a vision that is leading to my purpose,” Brie says, explaining that the I Am Woman Network exists to “equip and empower women to live purposefully.”


Self-Care is a Feminist Issue

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“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde

Last year See Jane Write almost killed me.

I put so much time and effort into building See Jane Write into a business — while still teaching full time and taking care of family matters — that I often sacrificed sleeping, eating, and exercising for the sake of work.

And, of course, I got sick. Very sick. My body is still healing from all the damage done. But I’ve promised my body I will never hurt it that way again.

This year I promise to take care of myself and I’ve realized that to do so is a feminist act.