Vickey Wollan is a Volusia County Author who is an executive member of the First Coast Romance Writers association based in Jacksonville. She is a ‘sweet contemporary romance” writer who has published several books, has another one in pre-order and has contributed short stories to the groups’ annual anthology called “Romancing the Holidays“. Which are all filled with holiday themed romance stories within various genre’s. Ms. Wollan has concentrated her niche within the Christmas themed romances and it seems to be working for her.
Vickey Wollan has written for business publications, but is excited to embark on her long-awaited romance writing journey. Her stories are designed to transport readers to a less stressful portion of their day and leave them with a feeling of awe. Her work is now published in six fiction books including a completed three-novel series.
The Christmas season is the backdrop for Vickey’s earlier stories because most people allow their inner-child to roam and their innate generosity to ooze at that time of year. She has now branched out beyond holiday stories, but her writing will remain sweet and clean.
Originally from Ohio, she moved to Florida in the late Eighties. But, there’s something about a white Christmas that fills her heart with joy. She draws from her vivid imagination while creating characters that come to life in plots that will keep readers guessing, but leave them with a happily ever after.
With a background in healthcare and wellness she hopes to intertwine her past skills with her longing to write in a way that sooths the nerves and reminds folks there is still good to be found in our fast-paced world. Vickey uses experiences from her trips to our country’s National Parks with her husband to create authentic outdoor settings that will come to life in the reader’s mind.
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How long did it take you to write this book?
The short answer is nine months. Because this story is the third installment of the series, I did block out the two main characters and broad plot when I wrote the first book of the series. I started writing in earnest in January of 2022 and finished the editing process in September 2022.
What is your schedule like when you’re writing a book?
I’m not a morning person. Physical activity helps spur creativity. I workout in the morning and write in the afternoon. Inevitable I complete tasks related to my author career seven days a week, but sometimes I do take a day off.
What advice would you give to help others create plot lines?
I’m a plotter, very organized. Everybody approached writing differently and that’s okay. For me, after I create well-rounded main characters with an archetype, I decide what the dark moment will be first. Next, I create the cute meet. Then based on the characters’ personalities I put them in situations that will create conflict. Of course, the happily ever after must be authentic and satisfying.
How do you come up with character names for your stories?
I was taught to not use the first letter of a character’s first name or last name, twice. After I decide what nationality or ancestry the character will have, I look up sur names online that fit. Sometimes I’ll use the first name of someone I know, not that the character is ever based on that individual. Then I start tweaking the use of the alphabet until I don’t use the various letters twice. Although I think I’ve broken this rule in a story or two. It’s not an easy task.
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