Last week I started getting the word out that I wanted to start conducting author interviews as a regular Wednesday feature. So far the response has been great. I've heard back from people responding via the initial post, from Kindleboards, and from a couple of groups I let know about the deal over on Goodreads. I did this as a slow roll-out because, just in case, I wanted to make sure I didn't get overwhelmed. That plan has worked well as the responses have trickled in at a manageable rate. I am, however, about to expand the scope into some other areas in order to keep interest flowing. At only one interview per week, I've already got enough responses that the next 3 or more months are already booked! This is great and I might consider taking on another day of interviews to help keep them flowing. On the other hand, though, I don't want my blog to turn into interview central, so we'll see.
All that being said, I just wanted to reiterate my desire to interview other authors. Indie or traditional, fiction or non-fiction, any genre. Come one, come all, as they say. Leave a comment below or contact me and we'll get the ball rolling.
And if you're wondering what sort of questions I'm asking, here's a sample:
- Who do you see as your ideal reader?
- Tell us about your writing process. Are you a planner or outliner?
- Are you a "write every day of the week" sort of writer or do you take days off?
- Do you think retailer rating/review systems are broken? If so, any suggestions on how to fix them?
- R.S. Guthrie wrote a hard-hitting post on reviewers and the veil of anonymity some of them hide behind. Your thoughts on this subject?