Featured Author: Jackie Wang

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Who is Jackie Wang?

JACKIE WANG lives in Vancouver, Canada with her real-life alpha hero and their rambunctious daughter. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In her free time, she likes to read (voraciously), geocache, fill in adult coloring books and watch sappy movies.

  1. When did you start writing? I began writing short stories and poems when I was thirteen, but didn’t attempt a full-length novel until I was twenty-one. I began working on my first romance novel shortly after the birth of my daughter, and it took one year to finish! After that, I found my calling, and three years later, I’ve published 6 novels.

  2. What is your inspiration? I get some inspiration from my favorite authors, books and movies. But most of my characters are inspired by my own life story or the stories of people I know.


  3. How did you come up with your stories? Most of the time, when I least expect it, an idea will pop into my head and I will jot it down. I’ve come up with plots while grocery shopping, jogging, or just walking around the mall.


  4. Where is your favorite place to write? In the living room, alone. Preferably when it’s early morning or late at night, so it’s quiet.


  5. Do you plan your stories before starting? Yes, I plan a character development arc, and a very loose plot. But most of the time the plot evolves as the characters take on a life of their own.


  6. When did you first consider yourself an author? When I self-published my first novel on Amazon in 2015, even though before that I’d written hundreds of poems, articles and over twenty short stories.


  7. Do you see writing as a career? My biggest goal in life is to write novels for a living, so I try my hardest every single day to be as productive as possible. I would love to be a professional, career author.


  8. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Sometimes I’m a bit too much of a perfectionist and I will delete lots of words and start all over again. For my upcoming novel, Villain, I wrote and deleted almost 20,000 words (like 1/3 of the novel) before I wrote the first full draft.


  9. What was the hardest part of writing your book? Editing. And finding enough time to write. I have a part-time job, a toddler, and a house to manage, so it can be challenging to find free time to write.


  10. Can you share a little of your current work with us? I just finished VILLAIN, which is a dark romantic suspense with an unbelievable number of plot twists. The protagonist is an anti-hero, and I had so much fun creating him. I had to do a lot of research and quite a bit of soul-searching for this book, but I’m very pleased with how it turned out! My beta readers love it too, which is encouraging!


  11. Do you have advice for any other writers? The old adage I guess. Practice makes perfect. I’m not a master of words or anything, but I’ve written over 750,000 words in the past three years, and I think practice, more than anything made me a better writer. No amount of textbook learning can teach you how to craft a good novel, because when it comes down to it, every author has a unique voice. It took me a long time to find mine, but I’m glad I never gave up. That’s another thing. Don’t. Give. Up.


  12. Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers? I feel so blessed to have such an amazing group of fans who have supported me in unimaginable ways. Before I discovered ways to connect with my fans and fellow authors, I felt like I was writing inside a bubble. It got really lonely. But once I became part of the community, I received all the motivation, support and advice I needed to pursue my dream. So thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!

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