About Jade Whitfield:
As a passionate reader and writer, Jade Whitfield loves nothing more than a good cup of coffee and a sweet romance. A fan of ‘Happily Ever After’, she believes that everyone should find their own forever love and is committed to telling stories to inspire that.
What inspires you to write?
Though I primarily write romance, I like getting a message across in my books. As a reader myself there is nothing more refreshing than reading a book and being able to identify with a situation or a character. My inspiration can come from certain events or situations that I feel a connection with. My characters are extensions of myself so it all keys in together,
Tell us about your writing process.
I am definitely a write as I think kinda girl. Though if I do have ideas that fit into the story further down the line I will write them down. I now have about eight full notebooks, some with notes that I may never use, some with ones I have included or will include in future works.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I don’t interact with my characters but I do act them out. I find it help to get into the role to be able to write from their point of view.
What advice would you give other writers?
The number one thing i’d say is to write for yourself. Forget the world around you, forget what you think people will like. Take genuine enjoyment from what you do and everything will fall into place.
Everybody has different tastes and interests and what one person will hate another will love. As long as your writing is captivating to yourself that’s all that matters.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I love the control I get with self-publishing. Its a lot more work as I have to do everything myself such as editing and promoting but I get to do the fun stuff too. I have complete control over what is included in the book and can pick whatever cover I like. I’m not restricted by contracts and agents. It makes the experience so much more enjoyable and I take immense pride over the finished product because I have done it all by myself.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self-publishing is the future. I think it gives you more say and there is a more diverse range of books available that wouldn’t have necessarily have got published by a publisher. It’s such an easy process too now. Everything you need is so accessible because of the internet.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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