45 Interview Questions With Jamell Crouthers
Recently, I did an interview with a book website but instead of posting the link to the website, I figured why not share it. It will give you the opportunity to learn more about me as a person, writer and author. I hope you enjoy reading!
When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?
What works best for you: Typewriters, fountain pen, dictate, computer or longhand?
What inspires you to write?
How often do you write?
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or are you one of those who write only when they feel inspired?
How hard was it to sit down and actually start writing something?
Do you aim to complete a set number of pages or words each day?
Writers are often associated with loner tendencies;is there any truth to that?
What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?
What would you say is the easiest aspect of writing?
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
Over the years, what would you say has improved significantly in your writing?
Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers?
What did you want to become when you were a kid?
Tell us about your writing style, how is it different from other writers?
Do your novels carry a message?
Are there any books that you are currently reading and why?
Is there anything you are currently working on that may intrigue the interest of your readers?
Who are your books mostly dedicated to?
Who is the most supportive of your writing in your family?
When you were young, did you ever see writing as a career or full-time profession?
Do you have a day job other than being a writer? And do you like it?
Does your day job ever get in the way of your writing?
How do you see writing? As a hobby or a passion?
Is it true that anyone can be a writer?
People believe that being a published author is glamorous, is that true?
Do you like traveling or do you prefer staying indoors?
How does it feel when you don’t get the recognition you deserve?
Do you enjoy book signings?
Have you ever marketed your own books yourself?
Are you satisfied with your success?
Is writing book series more challenging?
What do you do in your free time?
Did the thought to give up writing ever occur to you?
What is your motivation for writing more?
Which book would you want adapted for the silver screen?
Have you ever written a character based on the real you in some part?
When can the readers expect your next book in print?
How big of a part does music play in creating your “zone”?
Do you need to be in a specific place or room to write, or you can just sit in the middle of a café full of people and write?
Some writers create a bubble around themselves until they’re finished with their project – how true is that in your case?
Do you mentor?
How long do you take to write a book?
Do you blog?
How active are you on social media? And how do you think it affects the way you write?