Author Interview
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Please answer ONLY 10 to 15 of the questions below. You do not need to answer them all. If you answer more than 15, I will ask that you resubmit the form. Thanks!

Your Name/Pen Name:
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Your Email Address:
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Title of Your Book:
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Questions about you:
Why did you decide to be a writer?
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Did you have a hard time sharing your work with the public? How did you build up the courage?
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Where are you from? Does your area have a good writing community? Tell us about it.
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Do you have a "day job"? If so, what do you do?
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What genres do you write?
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Is there a genre that you've been wanting to experiment with? If so, what is it and what attracts you to it?
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What inspires you to write?
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How often do you write?
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Do you have a daily word or page count goal? What it is?
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How long does it take you to write a novel?
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What is the quirkiest thing you've ever done while writing?
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If you could be one of your characters for a day, who would it be and why?
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What is the oddest thing you've ever researched for one of your books?
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What is the most difficult thing you've ever researched?
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What authors/books have most influenced you?
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If you could choose an author to be your mentor, who would it be?
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When did you first consider yourself an author?
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What are your goals as an author? Where do you see yourself in five years?
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What is the biggest obstacle you face as an author and what do you do to overcome it?
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Does your family support you in your writing, or are you on your own?
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Do you feel the support of family and friends is helpful to you as an author?
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What is the best compliment you've ever received as an author?
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Have you ever had a particularly harsh critique? How did you handle it?
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What is the best writing advice you've ever received?
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What is the worst writing advice you've ever received?
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What do you enjoy doing aside from writing?
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If you were stranded on a deserted island, and you could only have five books with you, what would they be?
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What book or series do you enjoy reading over and over again?
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How many books do you have on your "to read" list? What are some of them?
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About how many books do you read in a year?
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Do you prefer ebooks, print or both?
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What made you decide to self-publish?
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What is the best thing about self-publishing?
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What fears do you have about writing and being an indie author? How do you cope with your fears?
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Would you recommend self-publishing to other authors? Why or why not?
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Questions about your writing:
What is your writing process?
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Do you write in first or third person, past or present tense, and why?
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Are you a pantser or outliner?
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How long does it take you to write a book?
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How do you come up with the titles for your books? Do you find it difficult?
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Do you write about real life experiences, or does everything come from your imagination?
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Do you ever base your characters on people you know?
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Have you ever wanted to put one of your characters together with a character from one of your favorite novels? What characters would you choose and how would their meeting go?
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Have you ever gotten an idea for a story from something really bizarre? Tell us about it.
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Questions about your book/books:
What are you working on now?
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What inspired your current work?
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What was the hardest part about writing your latest book?
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How do you market/promote your work? Have you found something that works really well for you?
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Express your thoughts:
Do you have any advice for other authors?
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Do you have anything specific you'd like to say to your readers?
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Add your own question(s):
Use this space to add your own question(s) if there's something more you want the readers to know about you or your work.
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