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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Abigail Hing Wen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Abigail Hing Wen, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Abigail Hing Wen. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Abigail Hing Wen, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 61.5: Loveboat, Taipei with Abigail Hing Wen (+Giveaway!)

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Jessica Nguyen sits down with Abigail Hing Wen, the author of Asian-American young adult novel “Loveboat, Taipei,” to learn about her journey in becoming a published author. Working in artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley, Abigail had no idea she would ever become a writer. Although she grew up reading books all the time, the idea for a book never came until she graduated from law school in 2007. Her journey started with the novel FOXSTONE and has continued over the course of 12 years where she continued to work on her craft, even getting an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. 5 books later, she came out with “Loveboat, Taipei,” a story based on her own experiences attending a summer camp in Taiwan where she was able to revel in Asian culture and build amazing relationships. For Abigail, this coming-of-age story was written with the intent for 1) the Asian community to feel that they too can be protagonists of a novel and 2) showcase the diversity and humanity that exists within the community. Tune in to the episode to learn when the sequel is scheduled to be released! 

When pitching her work to publishing companies, some challenges she faced included not being able to get through marketing due to gatekeepers not being able to relate with the characters–an issue that writers of color often face in the white-dominant publishing space. Despite these challenges, she has found strength in being able to work with agents who share the same vision for her work. We end the podcast with Abigail telling aspiring novelists to continuously write and find people they can resonate with. Despite all the obstacles and barriers that exist in this journey, she encourages people to never give up since “a writer’s life is mostly rejection.”

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Jul 29 2020 · 21mins
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Episode 71: NYT Best Seller, Abigail Hing Wen

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Today's episode features the lovely Abigail Hing Wen, author of "Loveboat, Taipei", a novel about teenager Ever Wong as she navigates love, family relations, and her identity during her trip on the cultural phenomenon, Loveboat. It’s a vivid story all set on the backdrop of the rich culture of Taiwan.

"Loveboat, Taipei" debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List, was featured in Entertainment Weekly, recognized by Seventeen Magazine as 1 of 7 Best New YA Books of 2020, and was recently optioned for film by Ace Entertainment.

In addition to being an author, Abigail works full time in the corporate world, specializing in Artificial Intelligence Technology and is a mother to 2 boys. A true AsianBossGirl, if you ask us!

This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh.

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Jul 10 2020 · 43mins

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Guest: Abigail Hing Wen

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Marissa chats with Abigail Hing Wen about her debut novel LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI, as well as how being vulnerable can bring us closer to other people, and sticking with a book you love even after 26(!) drafts.
May 04 2020 · 30mins
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52 | Loveboat, Taipei: Abigail Hing Wen

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What does a young adult novel have to do with conspiracy theories, activism, and a career in politics? This week, Lucia sits down with Loveboat, Taipei author Abigail Hing Wen, a Harvard graduate and practicing lawyer in venture capital about her journey of self-discovery. Abigail opens up about her career decisions, the inspiration behind her young adult novel, and the message she wants to send to her readers.

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Apr 17 2020 · 49mins

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Ep 67 | Love Boat Taipei: An Interview with Best Selling Author Abigail Hing Wen

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A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

Earlier this year I went to Books of Wonder (in New York City’s Upper Westside) to attend a book launch event for Loveboat, Taipei. There I heard the book’s author, Abigail Hing Wen speak frankly and openly about her 12-year writing career and journey leading up to getting her first book Loveboat, Taipei published. All too often when we hear of success stories like hers, what gets lost is what it took to get there. I was really impressed by her story of persistence and tenacity.

After getting her first book rejected, writing five novels along the way, she wrote four versions and 26 drafts of Loveboat, Taipei, before deciding to make Ever Wong the main character. In her interview with me she was just as candid- talking about all of the hard work behind honing her craft of writing and how Loveboat, Taipei, a story about the rebellion of youth in a safe environment actually brought her closer to her parents.

The latest exciting news is that ACE Entertainment (the producers of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series) has optioned the film rights to Loveboat, Taipei.

If you’d like to learn more about the Love Boat language study program, be sure to listen to our previous episode, episode 66 [hyper link “episode 66” to: http://www.talkingtaiwan.com/love-boat-taiwan-interview-asian-american-studies-professor-film-maker-valerie-soe-ep-66/], which is about Love Boat: Taiwan, a documentary film made about the Love Boat program.

Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:

  • How Loveboat, Taipeihas benefitted from the growing interest in diverse characters and storylines
  • The Love Boat study program experience
  • When Loveboat, Taipei hit the New York Times bestseller’s list
  • Abigail ‘s decision to step off the path to becoming a law professor and to try writing
  • The first book Abigail tried to get published, but was ultimately rejected
  • Abigail ‘s decision to enter an MFA in writing program
  • How Abigail persisted for over ten years after her first novel was rejected and wrote five novels before Loveboat, Taipeigot published
  • How she wrote Loveboat, Taipei from four different perspectives before deciding to write it from the perspective of Ever Wong
  • The process of shopping around a book to get it published
  • How Loveboat, Taipeihas been optioned for a film by ACE entertainment
  • What Abigail hopes that people will learn from the story of Loveboat, Taipei
  • The announcement that Loveboat, Taipeihas been optioned for a movie by ACE Entertainment, the producers of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series
  • How important it is for writers to have critique partners
  • Her role as a Senior Director of Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence
  • Abigail’s future book projects
  • What advice Abigail has for people who want to write a book
  • The feedback that Loveboat, Taipeihas received
  • How Loveboat, Taipeihas brought Abigail closer to her parents

Related Links:

Abigail’s website: https://www.abigailhingwen.com/

Abigail Hing Wen on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/abigail.hing.wen

https://www.instagram.com/abigailhingwen/

https://twitter.com/abigailhingwen

Confessions of an Undercover Novelist: https://lithub.com/confessions-of-an-undercover-novelist/

ACE Entertainment Acquires Rights To Abigail Hing Wen’s Novel ‘Loveboat, Taipei’: https://deadline.com/2020/02/ace-entertainment-abigail-hing-wen-loveboat-taipei-1202866995/

Getting Unstuck by Robert Butler: https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Unstuck-Discovering-Career-Timothy/dp/B00CAYMXU4

Mar 23 2020 · 36mins
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Abigail Hing Wen on her NYT bestseller LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI

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Angel Editor Danielle Sunshine interviews author Abigail Hing Wen about her NYT bestselling debut novel, Loveboat, Taipei.

Mar 19 2020 · 31mins
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Abigail Hing Wen

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Our guest today is the novelist Abigail Hing Wen, who joins us to talk about her new YA novel Loveboat, Taipei, a coming-of-age story about taking risks, finding your voice, and discovering yourself in places you never would have predicted. Ever's Chinese-American parents have planned every aspect of her future: but one summer in Taiwan -- a trip they've sprung on their daughter as a not-very-welcome surprise might change everything. The result is an absolutely sparkling story that's based in part on the author's own young experience and a program that's still going on today, and it's B&N's latest YA Book Club selection. Abigail Hing Wen sat down with Bill Tipper in the B&N studio to talk about the real summer-in-Taiwan experience that was the genesis for the story of Loveboat, Taipei.

A note to listeners:  After this episode we're integrating our YA guests into our main B&N Podcast.  Go to this page to get links to subscribe to the B&N Podcast on your favorite podcast platform, or search for "B&N Podcast" wherever you listen!

Jan 10 2020 · 34mins
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Abigail Hing Wen On Claiming Space With Our Stories

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Warm welcome to our new listeners, be sure to follow us on Instagram @88CUPSOFTEA to keep up with our latest posts and Instagram stories where we announce new episodes and essays,  feature our favorite quotes, and host Instagram Story takeovers by some of your favorite authors. So make sure to head over to https://www.instagram.com/88cupsoftea/ so you don't miss out on the next takeover! 

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Curious about choosing the best editor for your story? Ways to carve out writing time amidst a busy schedule? Or how about crafting strong characters? We talk about it all and more with Abigail Hing Wen.

Abigail is the author of her debut novel Loveboat, Taipei which just released this week! 

Abigail and I kick off the conversation talking about how she discovered her love for storytelling at such a young age and how it inspired her career path working in law, business, and being an author. She shares her experience showing her family her writing for the first time and how her vulnerability strengthened her craft. We then dive into her debut novel, Loveboat, Taipei and chat about the inspiration behind the story and how she crafted her characters by drawing from personal experience. She reflects on getting her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and spills her top three takeaways from the program that helped boost confidence in her writing. And later, we talk about her adventurous research process, how to pick the best editor for your story, and tips on finding time to write with an insanely busy schedule. 

Storytellers, be sure to download the writing prompt that Abigail created just for our community by heading over to her shownotes page at 88cupsoftea.com/abigail-hing-wen. You’ll also find bonus content over in her shownotes page with things that tie in with our conversation. And be sure to catch Abigail’s Instagram story takeover by heading over to Instagram.com/88cupsoftea! If you’d love a chance at winning a copy of “Loveboat, Taipei”, be sure to check out our Instagram stories for directions!  

Please say 'Hi' to Abigail on Twitter! https://twitter.com/abigailhingwen

Head over to her shownotes page at https://88cupsoftea.com/abigail-hing-wen/‎ ‎to download her writing prompt and find the resources and books mentioned in her episode, tweetable quotes, and the timestamps of highlights throughout the entire conversation. 

Jan 09 2020 · 54mins
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Abigail Hing Wen

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Our guest today is the novelist Abigail Hing Wen, who joins us to talk about her new YA novel Loveboat, Taipei, a coming-of-age story about taking risks, finding your voice, and discovering yourself in places you never would have predicted. Ever's Chinese-American parents have planned every aspect of her future: but one summer in Taiwan -- a trip they've sprung on their daughter as a not-very-welcome surprise might change everything. The result is an absolutely sparkling story that's based in part on the author's own young experience and a program that's still going on today, and it's B&N's latest YA Book Club selection. Abigail Hing Wen sat down with Bill Tipper in the B&N studio to talk about the real summer-in-Taiwan experience that was the genesis for the story of Loveboat, Taipei.

Jan 06 2020 · 34mins
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Abigail Hing Wen On Writing Her Debut YA Novel Loveboat, Taipei

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Guest Abigail Hing Wen has done a lot in her career: Harvard grad, lawyer, venture capitalist, and Silicon Valley A.I. expert. Now you can add novelist to her resume. Her book, Loveboat: Taipei, is a romantic comedy set on a real-life "educational" teen cruise for Asian-Americans, which is really just a hookup fest. On the pod, Abigail talks about how the book came to be, the importance of having critique partners, and the invaluable lessons she learned when she went back to school to get her MFA. 

Dec 30 2019 · 49mins
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