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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Contest

This new contest is brought to you by a site just bursting wth awesomeness and the always fabulous Ivy.

The contest is open to everyone, you must provide a way for me to contact you. For as many entries as you like I want you to think of some cool questions I can ask authors. I am going to start doing some author interviews so let me know what questions you would want your favorite author to answer for you. I need questions with substance people, not just yes or no answers. Each question is worth 1 point, if at all possible put all questions in one post and number them please. I will use to pick the winner. Now for your choices, you may choose
Covet by JR Ward or On The Edge by Ilona Andrews.


RKCharron said...

Hi :)
I'd ask:
1) Where do you do your best writing?
2) Are you a pantser or plotter?
3) Can you tell about when you got "The Call"?
4) Who are your favorite authors?
5) Which author you've read has been the biggest influence on you?

Those are my five questions.
Thanks for the fun post.
All the best,

Demon Hunter said...

I'll take J.R. Ward ;-)
1.) Who is your favorite author?

2.) Why do you write what you write?

3.) How do you stay motivated?

4.) Do you consume lots of coffee?

5.) Do you mentor any writers?

Kimber Chin said...

Please exclude me from the contest (I'm an eBook reader) but here are my questions...

1) Which character are you most like?
2) Do you start with a character first or a plot or...?
3) Do you dream about your stories?
4) What has been your biggest lesson learned as a writer?
5) If you could do one thing over, what would it be?

Kait Nolan said...

1) Are you a pantser or plotter? Why?
2) What attracts you to your particular genre?
3) When did you know you had to be a writer?
4) What is the most valuable lesson you've learned about writing?
5) Is there a particular book or method approaching the craft of writing that you'd like to share?
6) Do you work on multiple projects at once and if so, how to you juggle them?
7)When is your writing time?
8) Best advice for juggling writing, family, and other real life obligations.
9) Do you use a writing software, and if so which one and why?
10) Do you tend toward character driven fiction or plot driven fiction?

Kait Nolan said...

Oh and I also, um, covet...well Covet.

Nik's Desk said...

My questions are for J.R., too.

1) What song and/or genre of music inspires you the most when you're writing?
2) Do you think you've inspired others to write with the work that you've done?
3) What's the oddest twist in your work you never saw coming until it was on the page?
4) Which character surprised you the most with who s/he turned out to be when the book was done?
5) Where in the world would you most like to spend time writing?

Thanks so much!
~Nikki (nixdesk on Facebook & Twitter)

PS - I would answer #1 as John Mayer or Rob Thomas/MB20, and #5 as Ireland. :)

e_booklover said...

I don't need to be entered. Already made it to the bookstore thanks ;).

1. Which of your worlds would you most like to visit and why?

2. What would be your tour guide pitch to prospective visitors?

3. If you could tell your readers anything what would it be?

That's all I can think of now.

DrkCherry said...

1 - Have you ever written a main character, and just didn't like them?

2 - Have you ever written a story, almost completed it, and then decided to scrap the idea and start over?

3 - When writing a series, do you plot it out, so you know the ending ahead of time, or do you write and see where it leads you?

4 - What time of day is the best time for you to write?

5 - Do story ideas ever wake you up in the middle of the night?

6 - Have you ever started writing a story and then realized it had been done before? If so, did you scrap it or continue and make it your own?

7 - Have you ever been asked to review a book of a friend, and just really not like it?

I am a fan of JR Ward, but I have never read Ilona Andrews, so I would choose Ilona.

drkcherry AT gmail DOT com

Soullumination said...

Q1. Describe your workspace.
(Organized office, kitchen table chaos, laptop @ Starbucks, etc. Pix=bonus.)

Q2. What drives your writing?
(Characters, storyline, whatever the Voice-in-my-head/muse tells me, etc.)

Q3. Favorite vice while writing?
(Frappuccino, Chocolate, Bucket o' Pasta, etc.)

I am reading Covet now (so good!), but I love Ilona Andrews and am dying to get On The Edge!

Twimom227 said...

What great questions so far! These were the few I thought of:

1) Do you use a pen name and how did you come up with it? (I didn't realize how many authors don't use their *real* name and now I'm so curious.)

2) Can you briefly describe a favorite character that you've never written about? Why haven't you written about this character?

3) Do you have a favorite character from your stories? Who is it and why?

4) What is your biggest distraction while writing?

5) Who is the first person you share new stories with? At what point do you share the story (as an idea, outline, text, etc.)?

6) If you could pick a dream location to work, where would you go? Why?

Thank you so much! I can't wait to read some of the answers.

jabk AT umich DOT edu
Twimom227 on twitter

Paradox said...

Here are mine:

1.) Do you ever find that your characters seem to "come to life" and have imaginary conversations with them?

2.) How have your life experiences influenced your writing?

3.) Do you ever get inspirations from dreams?

4.) Do you ever dream about stories you've already written?

5.) Do you have any writing rituals (like writing in a certain place or a food you always eat when writng)?

6.) What is the best comment/review/blurb you've ever gotten for a book?

7.) What is the worst comment/review/blurb you've ever gotten for a book?

8.) Have you gotten any awesome fan mail? If so, share some!

9.) Has a reader ever recognized you in public?

10.) What is your favorite thing about writing?

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com