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Welcome to Author Interviews from Best Ever You Books!


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What do you love about your book?

Do all authors have to be grammar experts?

How did you come up with the idea for your book?

What makes this particular genre you are involved in so special?

How important is research to you when writing a book?

How did you write your book?

What inspires you to write and how often do you write?

Do you have a set schedule for writing?

How did you become a published author?

Do you have a muse?

What is your background?

Do you have any favorite sayings or quotes?

Who are some of your favorite authors and books?

How are you marketing your book?

What is your life like?

How has writing a book changed your life?

What have you learned from writing and publishing a book?

What advice do you have for new authors? 

Do you set a plot or prefer going wherever an idea takes you?

What, according to you, is the hardest thing about writing?

What would you say is the easiest aspect of writing?

Have you ever experienced “Writer’s Block”? How long do they usually last?

Did you hire an editor?

Have you ever faced rejection and how did you handle it?

What is the most important thing about a book in your opinion?

If you had the choice to rewrite any book, which one would it be and why and how would you change it?

What is your take on the importance of a good cover and title?

Do you believe a book cover plays an important role in the selling process?

Do you attend literary lunches or events?

Do you read and reply to the reviews and comments of your readers?

Any advice you would like to give to your younger self?

Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers?

What did you want to become when you were a kid?

Which book inspired you to begin writing?

Tell us about your writing style, how is it different from other writers?

Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?

How realistic are your books?

What books have influenced your life the most?

Are there any books that you are currently reading and why?

Do you encourage your children to read?

Do you have a library at home?

Do you think the charm of public libraries has toned down much in the last decade?

What are the non-fiction genres you enjoy reading?

Do you often meet with younger writers and discuss their ideas to help polish them?

If you were given a teaching opportunity, would you accept it?

Does fan mail still excite you as much as it did the first time you received it?

Do you mentor?


It is often believed that almost all writers have had their hearts broken at some point in time, does that remain true for you as well?

Who is the most supportive of your writing in your family?

If given the opportunity to do it all over again, would you change anything in your books?

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Do you have a day job other than being a writer? And do you like it?

Do you have a daily habit of 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?

Did any of your books get rejected by publishers?

Do you reply back to your fans and admirers personally?

Have any of your books been adapted into a feature film?

Have you ever marketed your own books yourself?

Whose work do you enjoy reading the most?

Do you believe it is more challenging to write about beliefs that conflict with the ones you hold yourself?

Have you ever taken any help from other writers?

What is your view on co-authoring books; have you done any?

Do you make your own vocabulary words in your book or resort to the existing ones?

Are you a member of any writing committees; if yes, define your role?

What do you do in your free time?

Did the thought to give up writing ever occur to you?

What advice would you like to give writers who are struggling with their first novels?

What is your motivation for writing more?

Are you friends with other writers?

Do you keep a diary?

Have you ever considered writing an autobiography?

Do you think you still have a story to tell to the readers?

What does the word ‘retirement’ mean to you? Do writers ever retire?

How are your relations with your family? Do you like to stay in touch?

Was there a time you were unable to write, At All?

How did you celebrate the publishing of your first book?

How is your book different than others in the same genre?

How critical are you in your evaluation when you are reviewing someone’s work?

Does it get frustrating if you are unable to recall an idea you had in your mind some time earlier?

Which book would you want adapted for the silver screen?

Doesn’t it bother you that when books are turned into movies, they are often changed to suit the audience needs?

How much of a say do you have when your books are being adapted into films?

If you die today, how would want the world to remember you?

Do you believe you have done enough to leave a legacy behind?

Any particular writer in mind whom you would want to complete your unfinished works in the event of your death?

Which writer’s work do you believe most resembles your work?

What other genres do you enjoy reading?

Have you ever destroyed any of your drafts?

Have you ever written a story you wish you hadn’t?

If you were to rate your best work, how would you rate it?

Which of your novels best describes you as a person?

Have you ever written a character based on the real you in some part?

Can you tell us about your current projects?

When can the readers expect your next book in print?

Are you working on something new at the moment?

Have you received any awards for your literary works?

Fiction or non-fiction? Which is easier?

Do you attend literary award ceremonies? Do you prepare a perfect speech for that?

Did you ever change sentences more than five times just because it didn’t hit the right notes?

Ever learned anything thing from a negative review and incorporated it in your writing?

It is often said that in order to write something, you must believe in what you are writing. Do you agree with that?

What would you say is your success and biggest failure in life?

Did you ever have a rough patch in writing, where nothing in the story seemed to fit or make sense?

You don’t have to be a writer in order to be an author – how true is that?

Did you always know that you were destined for literary greatness, or you, as they say, “stumbled” upon it?

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?

If you’re writing about a city/country/culture you haven’t physically visited, how much research do you conduct before you start writing?

What are your views about elaborate synopsis of books at the back of the cover? Do you think they reveal too much?

Have you ever written a character with an actor in mind?

How possessive are you about your work?

Did you have a lot of differences with your editors in the beginning while you were still becoming used to getting your work edited?

How do you think your writing style has changed over the years?

How do you think concepts such as Kindle, and e-books have changed the present or future of reading?

How often do you aim to send a specific message through your book and get 100% success?

Which literary character do you most resonate with on a personal level?

Did your first book tour befuddle you, or is being under the spotlight fun for you?

Often, we are stuck in situations that we are not able to find a way out of. Have you ever incorporated a real life situation from your own experience into the book and made the character find a way out of it the way you could not?

Some writers create a bubble around themselves until they’re finished with their project – how true is that in your case?

Have any of your past loves inspired characters in your books?

Writers usually have a particular Muse, but some also have a different Muse which inspired different books – does that apply in your case?

In case one or any of your books honor the big screen, which book would you like it to be?

Which book is the one you keep going back to again and again?

Had any of your literary teachers ever tell you growing up that you were going to become a published writer one day?

Were your parents supportive of your choice of career?

Did you specifically plan your studies around your interest of writing?

How many children do you have? Do you see any young writers in any of them?

What advice would you like to pass on to young writers of today that is unconventional but true?


Do you often project your own habits onto your characters?

Which character(s), created by you, do you consider as your masterpiece(s)?

What is the biggest lie you have told in a book that you did not believe yourself?

Were you a troublemaker as a child?

How many siblings do you have? How many of them share your passion?

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?

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