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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Questions for the two deluxe interviews


Interview #1

  • Tell us about your family.
  • Tell us about your hometown.
  • Tell us about your high school experience.
  • Tell us about your childhood.
  • Tell us about your kids.
  • Tell us about yourself.
  • What's your greatest pet peeve?
  • What's your favorite food? Details please.
  • What do you like that most people don't like?
  • What's your favorite color? Why?
  • Cat person, dog person or 'other'? Details please.
  • MacGyver or Sherlock Holmes? Favorite story/episode of theirs.

  • The zombie apocalypse is coming soon. What do you do?
  • Have you ever farted in public and blamed it on someone else nearby? Details please.
  • How do you inject romance into your life?
  • If animals and humans could mate (physically AND legally!), what animal would you like to mate with? What would the babies look like?
  • If you could only wear one outfit the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
  • If you were invisible, what is the first thing you'd do?
  • What would YOU do for a Klondike bar?

  • A day at the beach or an hour at a bookstore? Details please.
  • Black coffee, coffee with cream, or coffee with cream and sugar? Details please.
  • What's your ideal evening? (What do you do when the sun goes down?)
  • What's your ideal vacation/holiday?
  • If you weren't a writer, what would your ideal career be?
  • If money wasn't an issue, what expensive item would you love to own? Details please.

  • What book are you reading now?
  • Have you ever been in trouble with the police?
  • What do you want your tombstone to say?
  • Do you have any scars? What are they from?
  • What were you like as a child? Your favorite toy?

Interview #2

  • What does your writing process look like?
  • Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?
  • What book do you wish you could have written?
  • If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
  • What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

  • What authors have inspired you to write?
  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  • Have you always liked to write?
  • What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
  • Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

  • Are you a plotter or a pantster?
  • Do you have any advice on how to deal with bad reviews?
  • What is your best marketing tip?
  • What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?
  • Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

Let's get a sample of your writing. Here are some writing prompts to choose from. This time, I'm not giving you the option of coming up with your own. Don't worry. I'm sure you can find something among these 20 prompts. It's flash fiction time! Oh, and I'm also giving you more room to write. Up to about 300 words.

  • What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?
  • Write about a ship or other vehicle that can take you somewhere different from where you are now.
  • Envision a dragon. Do you battle him? Or is the dragon friendly? Use descriptive language.
  • Write about not being able to see ahead of you.
  • Write about doing something you don’t want to do.
  • What’s behind the door? Why is it closed?
  • Imagine you are someone’s shadow for a day.
  • Write about putting together the pieces of puzzles.
  • You’re digging in your garden and find a fist-sized nugget of gold.
  • The asteroid was hurtling straight for Earth…
  • There’s a guy sitting on a park bench reading a newspaper…
  • Write a poem about a first romantic (dare I say: sexual) experience or encounter.
  • He turned the key in the lock and opened the door. To his horror, he saw…
  • Identical twins, a party invitation, and a locked closet.
  • A stolen ring, fear of spiders, and a sinister stranger.
  • An annoying boss, a bikini, and a fake illness.
  • Aerobics, a secret diary, and something unpleasant under the bed.
  • A campfire, a scream, and a small lie that gets bigger and bigger.
  • The first day of school, a love note, and a recipe with a significant mistake.
  • Your elderly character escapes from the retirement home where his or her children have placed him or her.






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