This is your chance to have a little fun and learn about some of the interesting people that read this blog.
You’ve seen me do interviews with authors. Some are new, some are established; I have a series of 51 “standard” questions for them to choose from and then I follow up with what I hope are interesting follow up questions.
If you’ve read them, a lot are nothing close to “standard” interview questions.
I try to get at the personality behind the book, and show you the non-polished, fun side of the writer. The stuff that makes them unique and interesting.
Often, those fun glimpses come in a question the author didn’t choose from the list. (Cue evil laughter.)
THAT got me to thinking.
Here’s your challenge:
- Go to this random number generator HERE and click to select a random number between 1 and 51 (see the little pink box? Type 1 for the lower limit and 51 for the upper limit, then hit ENTER. It will give you your number),
- Go to my list of interview questions HERE (you have to scroll down a little) and answer the corresponding question.
One click, you answer the question that comes up!
I’m not going to change the questions to make them embarrassing or anything; they’re still the ones they were last week. (And some of those were already embarrassing.)
But that’s the point.
In our writing and our blogs we have to open up. Robert Frost said, “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”
I don’t need tears today, necessarily, just some honesty and some fun.
If you answer the question well – as in, answer it in an interesting and enlightening way, or are unique or insightful, you may get chosen to have a full-fledged interview here with me.
For those of you who have already done a full set of interview questions, please be patient; they are scheduled on a first come first served basis and can I only run about 1 a week. There were a lot of replies to that open call, and we’re getting to them! Honest! But there’ll be maybe 2 a week during the holidays.
Select a random number, answer a question, post it below as a reply and copy it to your blog!
Oh, and have fun with it!
Try to have your answers be at least 100 words so we learn a little about you. Yes and no isn’t super interesting. If you go more than 300 words, that’s fine. At 3000, think about trimming.
Post immediately! Don’t think about it! Extra points if it’s funny or embarrassing! Or mentions laundry.