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Hello everyone. Another fabulous Monday. Today let’s talk about something you are bound to come across on a regular basis. Blog Interviews.
Whether you’re an aspiring writer, or a published author, you’ll come across many of these. So, what do you need to prepare? That depends on you and your author brand.
Here is a quick basic list:
- Author name
- Social media sites
- Booklist and buy links
- Links to your cover art or copies of it
- An appropriate (PG-13 or R) excerpt for each book in rtf format
So , what can you expect?
That depends on who is interviewing you. Some standard questions about why you write what you write about, what started you writing in the first place, writing preferences, and questions that are tailored to your genre.
Some people love to ask some really fun questions. Here is one of my favorites: “Describe yourself in 5 words or less.”
The point is it’s the interviewer’s choice which questions to ask. You either answer them, or tell them you’d rather not answer certain ones. It’s a partnership.
Let’s see… what other tips can I share? Oh! When you ask to interview an author, give them a time frame and be fair about it. Remember, most authors are busy people, either taking care of their families and living real life experiences, or writing and editing. Give them a decent time frame to respond in. Say two or three weeks minimum.
Authors love to be interviewed and talk about all their hard work bearing fruition. Busy people, busy schedules. Life for an author, especially a full time author is hectic. So respect that they will need ample time to respond. Growing strong connections is a great way to keep the writing community strong and tight knit.
So, do any of my wonderful followers have anything you would like to add to this discussion? Feel free to speak up. I love hearing from you and learning from you, as much as you enjoy learning from me. 🙂