Interview with Chai Williams

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting my thoughts out there. I think sharing my ideas is the most joyful feeling. Its like letting people inside my head so they know whats going on in my head.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are my motivation to keep writing. Their support is the best support someone can ask for.
What are you working on next?
I have been working on a couple stories, but I'm not too sure.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anna Todd, Melissa Meyer, Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman, John Green, Stephanie Meyers, Tracie Puckett, Richelle Mead and many more but these authors are my favorites.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowing that day is a new day and if I don't get out of bed the story of my life will not be written.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Spending time with my friends and family. Reading a good book on wattpad. Having late night jam sessions to my favorite artist. Pigging out to massive amounts of food. Doing homework and studying.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go on wattpad or I go on ibooks and look through the catalog of selections.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and it was terrible lots of votes though which I didn't understand why. The story was called "Free" and I had posted on wattpad thinking it was the most amazing story ever know to man. I felt like a true genius but the I didn't plan it the story out I just went with the flow. But long story short, I took it down because I didn't know what to do with it.
What is your writing process?
I write what is happening step by step for each chapter so I know where the direction of my chapter is going. I also always carry a notebook and a pen addition to that I app on my phone called "A Novel Idea" its really great.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I can't remember what first story I ever read but I can remember the story that held the most impact on me as cliche as it sounds it was "Bitter End" by Jennifer Brown and she was literally a genius. I remember sitting there reading thinking this story is amazing I want to do this for the rest of my life.
Describe your desk
Messy but neat. Its full of notebooks with story ideas and papers with random little notes on them. I pens everywhere and pen lead from the pencil breaking. Its a sign of hard work.
When did you first start writing?
6th grade and it started right after I read Bitter End.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I had dream that I got kidnapped by the Mafia and I escaped, but then I get saved by a real hot guy from the Mafia. So I decide to write a story based on it.
Published 2015-11-16.
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