From the title, you may think this is a how to on author interviews. It's not. I've done a few, but I'm new to blogging, know virtually nothing of journalism, and have been flying by the seat of my pants every time.
I remember sitting there, dumbstruck, when the first interviewee asked me to send her some questions.
What the heck am I going to ask?
As with most other panicky brain-freeze moments, I turned to Google. I searched 'ice breaker questions' and generated a plethora of sites with whole lists. Thank goodness! Many of the questions I discarded as unsuitable for my needs, but many were perfect as is or with a little tweaking—especially if the author wanted some fun questions thrown into the mix.
Another thing that made it difficult was the fact I didn't know the authors personally. I hadn't read their books, either. Because of this, I found it hard to write a decent, natural-sounding intro.
If you've done interviews or been interviewed by others, let us know what worked for you.
What is expected of each party?
What's common courtesy?
What kinds of things make the process easier?
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