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  • Dan Hughes
    And stolen from another web site: 1) Who are you? What do you do? 2) What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine? 3) What are the most
    Message 1 of 8 , Feb 14, 2012
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      And stolen from another web site:

      1) Who are you? What do you do?

      2) What is your writing process? Do you follow a regular routine?

      3) What are the most important elements of good writing? According to you,
      what tools are must-haves for writers?

      4) What motivates you to write?

      5) Do you ever suffer from writer�s block? If so, what do you do about it?

      6) Do you have any advice for other writers?

      7) What is the message in your book? What are your readers� reactions to it?

      8) Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

      9) What are your current / future projects?

      10) What book(s) / author(s) have influenced your life and writing?


      On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 9:58 AM, C. Hatton Humphrey <chumphrey@...>wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Hey folks!
      >
      > We've decided to add additional episodes for our podcast in the form of
      > interviews with authors. When we've done interviews in the past they've
      > been with political candidates and the question base is pretty straight
      > forward. There are some with writers that are also standard, but I wanted
      > to get the community's input.
      >
      > What would be questions to always ask and questions to steer clear of for
      > authors?
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      > Until Later!
      > C. Hatton Humphrey
      > http://www.eastcoastconservative.com
      >
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      > electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
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    • Dan Hughes
      And finally, several more suggestions here: http://jlwylie.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/brainstorm-interesting-author-interview-questions/ Are you sorry you asked?
      Message 2 of 8 , Feb 14, 2012
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        And finally, several more suggestions here:

        http://jlwylie.wordpress.com/2011/02/12/brainstorm-interesting-author-interview-questions/

        Are you sorry you asked?


        ---Dan







        On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 9:58 AM, C. Hatton Humphrey <chumphrey@...>wrote:

        > **
        >
        >
        > Hey folks!
        >
        > We've decided to add additional episodes for our podcast in the form of
        > interviews with authors. When we've done interviews in the past they've
        > been with political candidates and the question base is pretty straight
        > forward. There are some with writers that are also standard, but I wanted
        > to get the community's input.
        >
        > What would be questions to always ask and questions to steer clear of for
        > authors?
        >
        > Thanks!
        >
        > Until Later!
        > C. Hatton Humphrey
        > http://www.eastcoastconservative.com
        >
        > No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of
        > electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >



        --
        Best,

        ---Dan
        http://danhughes.net
        http://danhughesbooks.com
        http://treasuremanual.com
        http://slowpitchbook.com
        http://danhughesautographs.com
        http://thetreasurecorner.com
        http://thesoftballcorner.com
        http://radiofun.info


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      • Andrew Darlow
        Hi C. Hatton: I ve written two books and have been fortunate to have been interviewed by a number of different people, from video podcast hosts to newspaper
        Message 3 of 8 , Feb 14, 2012
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          Hi C. Hatton:

          I've written two books and have been fortunate to have been interviewed by a number of different people, from video podcast hosts to newspaper reporters. I've also interviewed many writers as editor of a photo magazine.

          Here are a few questions that I would almost always ask:

          Is there anything that got left on the "cutting room floor" that you'd like to share with us?
          Where can people find excerpts or sample chapters from the book?
          I would steer clear of these questions: "How much was your advance?"
          Was the book written for a particular audience?
          Can you read a short excerpt from the book and give us some details about it?

          This post has a link to an interview that I recently did for WLOB (Maine):
          http://photopettips.com/2011/11/14/recent-wlob-maine-interview-on-holiday-photo-tips-available-for-download/

          and here is a link to a text-based Q&A interview related to my other book on printing:

          http://www.dpandi.com/features/darlow301/index.html

          All the best and good luck with the show!

          Andrew

          Andrew Darlow
          Editor, The Imaging Buffet
          http://www.imagingbuffet.com
          Author, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques:
          An Essential Printing Resource for Photographers - http://www.inkjettips.com
          and
          Pet Photography 101:
          Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat - http://www.PhotoPetTips.com
          http://facebook.com/andrewdarlow


          On Feb 14, 2012, at 10:58 AM, C. Hatton Humphrey wrote:

          > Hey folks!
          >
          > We've decided to add additional episodes for our podcast in the form of
          > interviews with authors. When we've done interviews in the past they've
          > been with political candidates and the question base is pretty straight
          > forward. There are some with writers that are also standard, but I wanted
          > to get the community's input.
          >
          > What would be questions to always ask and questions to steer clear of for
          > authors?
          >
          > Thanks!
          >
          > Until Later!
          > C. Hatton Humphrey
          > http://www.eastcoastconservative.com
          >
          > No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of
          > electrons were terribly inconvenienced.
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
          >
        • tapeleg
          The best interviews are conversations, so the best thing you can do is listen to the person you are interviewing and follow up with something appropriate. This
          Message 4 of 8 , Feb 15, 2012
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            The best interviews are conversations, so the best thing you can do is listen to the person you are interviewing and follow up with something appropriate.

            This article does a pretty good job of covering the bases, and I recommend it to anyone doing interviews:

            http://colinmarshall.typepad.com/blog/2010/02/what-i-can-tell-you-about-interviewing-after-conducting-editing-and-broadcasting-100-of-them.html

            Good luck!
          • peter jones
            Sometimes it helps to have a conceptual framework (model) in hand and mind, to act as an aide-mémoire to jog the memory and provide a foundation for
            Message 5 of 8 , Feb 16, 2012
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              Sometimes it helps to have a conceptual framework (model) in hand and mind, to act as an aide-mémoire to jog the memory and provide a foundation for structure; what questions have I asked? What questions may remain?

              In health this is crucial for nursing and medical students.

              Hodges' model can provide such a framework:

              http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk/

              indicative content
              http://www.p-jones.demon.co.uk/quads.htm

              This framework is easy to understand, free and it includes the individual - person-centered perspective, in addition to the group - population.

              The model is generic, situated and applicable universally. You can use it on paper, white/blackboard or as a cognitive tool whilst interviewing.

              I'd be pleased to assist forwarding a paper, be interviewed, provide some advice, feature others thoughts on the model on my blog:

              Welcome to the QUAD:


              http://hodges-model.blogspot.com/

              Best regards,

              Peter Jones
              Lancashire
              UK
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              Blogging at "Welcome to the QUAD"
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