-Interview Questions-

I look forward to interviewing you for the blog. Along with the required questions, please answer 1-2 additional queries from each section. Thanks so much!

Click here for the pdf file: Interview Questions

 

#1: Getting to Know You

  • Where are you from? (required)
  • Describe your family.
  • What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
  • What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
  • If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

 

#2: Writing: General

  • What is the address for your blog and/or website? (required)
  • When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer?
  • Do you outline or brainstorm before you write? 
  • What is your writing routine? Do you write every day? Do you have a certain place you like to write? 
  • Do you need quiet or music to write? If you listen to music, which genre or artist evokes the muse? 
  • Some writers use notebooks, journals, scraps of paper—even typewriters and then transfer their work to the computer; others type out their thoughts. What is your preferred writing method?
  • Are you a full-time writer? If not, what else do you do for a living? Is it difficult to fit writing into your busy life? 
  • Thinking back to the beginning of your writing career, what’s the most important thing you learned from then to now? 
  • Since becoming a writer, what is the most exciting thing that has happened to you? 
  • What are your goals as a writer?
  • Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

 

 #3:  Writing: Specific

 

Fiction

  • What inspired you to write the book?
  • Which came first, the novel or the title?
  • How do you come up with your character’s names?
  • Your character’s seem so alive and real…what is your secret?
  • Which authors/books influence your writing?
  • What was the hardest part about writing this book?
  • Did you learn anything from writing this book, and what was it?
  • If you could have dinner with one of your characters, who would it be?
  • If this book is part of a series, do you have the next books all plotted out? Did it start out as a series—or was it a standalone novel at first?

 

Non-Fiction

  • What inspired you to write the book?
  • Which came first, the novel or the title?
  • What was the hardest part about writing this book?
  • Did you learn anything from writing this book, and what was it?
  • What kind of research did you have to do for this book?
  • What is your novel’s underlying message to the reader?

 

Poets

  • How do you find your inspiration to write poetry? 
  • Which poets/poems influence you? 
  • What is your favorite poem?
  • What is your favorite from of poetry?
  • Do you prefer free verse over form poetry?
  • Do you have a reoccurring theme for your poetry?
  • Do you also write short stories or longer pieces of literature? Which do you find yourself drawn to the most often?
  • Poets are masters at word choice. List three of your favorite words in the English language.

Songwriters

  • How do you find your inspiration to write songs?
  • Which singers/songs influence you?
  • What is your favorite song?
  • Which comes first, the chorus or the verses?
  • Do you have a reoccurring theme for your songs?
  • Do you also write short stories or longer pieces of literature? Which do you find yourself drawn to the most often?
  • Songwriters—like poets— are masters at word choice. List three of your favorite words in the English language.
  • Do you hear the music (melody) as you write the words—or are they two separate creations?

 

#4: Advice to Other Writers

  • Do you have any advice for writers? (required)
  • How do you deal with negative feedback—like rejection letters and bad reviews?
  • How do you promote yourself and your writing? Which takes more time—the promotion or the writing?
  • What are some of the best tools (books, websites, social networks) available for writers, especially those just starting out?

 

#5: Wrap-Up Questions

  • What are you working on now? (required)
  • What do you do to unwind and relax?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • What dreams have been realized as a result of your writing?
  • Do you have any upcoming appearances or releases that you would like to share with us?
  • If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be?

 

Thank you for your time…

 

Kimberly

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