Author Interview Questions




AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Thank you for checking out this link.  I love doing interviews.  All you need to do is copy this list and answer however many questions you wish. It's all up to you.  We do ask that you do a minimum of 10 questions so that we have a good size post.  

If there are any other questions you would like to share on your posts just add them to the end. 

When finished please submit these via a file to my email at Jessica@crossroadreviews.com subject Interviews

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First Section

1.  What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now?
2.  Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
3.  When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?
4.  Did it take a long time to get your first book published?
5.  Do you work another job as well as your writing work?
6.  What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
7.  Who is your publisher? or do you self-publish?
8.  Do you have a "lucky charm" or "lucky routine" you follow when waiting for your book to be accepted by a publisher?
9. How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
10.Which of your books were easier/harder to write than the others?
11.  What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
12. Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
13. What genre would you place your books into?
14. What made you decide to write that genre of book?
15. Do you have a favorite out of the books you have written? If so why is it your favorite?
16. Do you have a favorite character from your books? and why are they your favorite?
17. If you had to choose to be one of your characters in your book/books which would you be? and why?
18.How long have you been writing? And who or what inspired you to write?
19. Where do you get your book plot ideas from?What/Who is your inspiration?
20. Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
21. Do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release them?ie. Your partner, children, friends, reviewers you know?
22. Do you gift books to readers to do reviews?
23.  Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
24.  What was the toughest/best review you have ever had?
25.  Would you ever ask a reviewer to change their review if it was not all positive about your book/books?
26.  How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books?Who designed the Cover of your books?
27. Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
28. How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
29. Are character names and place names decided after their creation? or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?
30. Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
31. Do you basic plot/plan for your book, before you actually begin writing it out? Or do you let the writing flow and see where it takes the story?
32. How do you market/promote your books?
33. What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller?
34. Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
35.  What do you do to unwind and relax? Do you have a hobby?
36.   Have you ever based characters on people you know or based events on things that have happened to you?
37. Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
38. Is there a certain Author that influenced you in writing?
39. Which format of book do you prefer, ebook, hardback, or paperback?
40. What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?
41. Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is your favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
42. What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What format is it?(ebook, hardback or paperback)
43. Do you think ebooks will ever totally replace printed books?
44. Do you think children at schools these days are encouraged enough to read? and/or do Imaginative, writing?
45. Did you read a lot at school and write lots of stories or is being a writer something newer in your life?
46. Did you have a favorite author as a child?
47.Do you have a treasured book from your childhood? If yes, what is it?
48. Do you have a favorite genre of book?
49. Is there a book you know you will never read? Or one you tried to read but just couldn't finish?
50. Are there any New Authors you are interested in for us to watch out for? and Why should we watch out for them?
51. Is there anything in your book/books you would change now if you could and what would it be?
52. What do you think about book trailers?
53. What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
54. Do you or would you ever use a pen name?

55. If you could invite three favorite writers to dinner, who would you invite and enjoy chatting with?


Dual Author Questions 

1.  How does the writing process work with two authors?
2.  Do you ever disagree on the direction of a character or the plot?
3.  Do you market the book any differently with it having two authors?
4.  Do you write alone as a sole author of a book too? If so which do you enjoy most?
5.  How do you decide who writes which part of the book?
6.  If there's a disagreement, say about plot, title, cover etc how do you solve it?
7.  Do you enjoy writing with another author more than writing alone?
8.  How do you find your perfect author partner to write with?
9.  Who decides which name goes first on the book?
10. Do you get together in the same room to do the writing or is it all done via computers? 

Third Section
Strange Questions to have some fun! 

Which do you prefer? . . . . .

Paperback/Hardback or E-book?
Read a book once/Reread books more than once?
Books or Movies?
Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance?
Library or New books from a bookstore?
Morning or Evening?
Early Nights or Late Nights?
Coffee or Tea?
Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
Favorite Book Snack?

Dogs or Cats?


 
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