How to engage authors and readers
„When did you start writing stories?” Since celebrating my debut novel at the beginning of the year, I have given quite a number of interviews. There have been so many of them that some of the questions have become quite repetitive and I’ve been thinking about text blocks to make answering them easier. Like for many writers, the short answer to that question is “I’ve been writing stories since I was a little child”. No one really wants to read this, especially if that answer has already basically been given by the fifteen authors who have been interviewed before.
And this is how this article came about. When you do an interview, you want people to read it and not just create a pastime for blogger and author. From time to time, you get the really good ones: the interviews that really challenge you, because the questions are so unique and you get the feeling that there is someone on the other side really wanting to get to know you instead of just providing a platform for you to present yourself on. Which, of course, is also a great thing but doesn’t actually get you as far as you would like to get.
With these five tips, I want to show you how to ask interesting and exciting questions instead. Continue reading