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PostSubject: What would you ask?   Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:18 am

What burning questions do you have to ask published authors? We've got a couple of interviews coming up on the Book Bundle, and I'd love some input into what to ask.
Will Lavender, author of 'Obedience' (a brilliant crime novel) has just confirmed that he'll be delighted to do an interview with us.

I just feel kind of stuck coming up with questions by myself, and I thought you guys would probably have some burning questions that I wouldn't think of.

So, my question for you is, if you had the chance to ask published authors anything, what would it be? And, do you have any other suggestions of questions I can ask authors for the interviews?

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PostSubject: Re: What would you ask?   Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:07 pm

Wow Daeonica - this is brillaint! well done!

Well i guess,

'when/how did they decide that writing was for them?'

'Have they ever had doubts about or trouble getting published? and how did they over come them?'

'Are they outliners or 'fly by their pants' writers? (reword that better Laughing )

How many drafts did they do before they started subbing them?

Do they have beta readers?

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PostSubject: Re: What would you ask?   Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:59 am

Well, I sent him the questions just now, so we'll see how it goes! If he gets them back to me fairly quickly, I think I'll post it next Monday or Tuesday.

Does anyone else have questions they are dying to ask people? Also, who would you like to read an interview with?

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PostSubject: Re: What would you ask?   Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:57 am

Hi, great thread idea! I second all of Emily's questions... and here are some more I always feel curious about (not to bombard the poor author, of course!):

What genre do they read (is it the genre that they write in?)

Did they make any rookie mistakes when submitting?

Did they query widely or target specific agencies?

Which character from their book is their favorite/or was the most fun to write.

I think that's it for now, I can't wait to read the interview Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What would you ask?   Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:25 pm

Hi guys, I just heard back from another great author who's willing to do an interview!
Jaye Wells, author of Red-Headed Stepchild!

So, once again any question you have for me to pass on would be great! I'll also add in some of the ones you've already put here.

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PostSubject: Re: What would you ask?   Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:09 am

Wow Daeonica thats brilliant, isn't Janet Reid Jaye Wells agent? It would be great to have a mention on her blog about the interview!

Well done though, you know how to network Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What would you ask?   Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:29 pm

emilycross wrote:
Wow Daeonica thats brilliant, isn't Janet Reid Jaye Wells agent? It would be great to have a mention on her blog about the interview!

Actually, I think the agent is Jonathan Lyons: http://lyonsliterary.blogspot.com/

emilycross wrote:
Well done though, you know how to network Smile

Lol! Thanks Smile Mostly I just ask nicely Smile

I've included some of the questions from here, I don't want to give too many though. I've got about 8, so there's room for long answers.

PS, I love the halloween layout!

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PostSubject: Re: What would you ask?   Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:18 am

Aw brilliant! Yeah i decided to go festive for halloween - simple enough changes so easy change back when nov 1st happens Smile

I'll check out that link (your right bout Janet reid, i found the post and she doesn't represent, she merely was complimenting the book)

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