Today I’m being interviewed at two different blogs. This is only the second time I’ve done interviews for my writing (the first time is linked here), but I’ve decided I really enjoy them.
I don’t mean that in a narcissistic, oh-I’m-so-important way. Rather, I get a kick out of seeing what other people ask about. For example, these two interviews today have completely different questions, so I don’t repeat myself in the slightest.
Sometimes we think one aspect of our lives, personality, or work is interesting, but the interviewer goes in a different direction. I love that unpredictability, at least with written questions.
Written interviews are great for writers because we can tweak the answer to make sure we don’t say anything stupid, incomprehensible, or my personal favorite, unintentionally double-entendre-ish. We can make sure our answers reflect our voice and that we’re not rambling too much.
I haven’t done any spoken interviews like podcasts yet, and I’m not sure how I’ll do with them. I might start punching the air, looking for the delete button. *smile*
The first interview is at Matt Shield’s blog. Matt and I first met on Twitter last year, and we’ve compared notes in the past on non-stereotypical heroes, no-win situations, and the like. We’ve joked about being Tron BFFs, and he’s helped me brainstorm a plot point. In short, he’s a sharp guy and he asks some great questions in the interview, so go check it out.
The second interview is actually part of a Friday Follow feature at Rachel Russell’s blog. Yes, she was gracious enough to post her feature interview early, just so everyone here could check it out. She asked a lot of fun questions, including one that really caught me unprepared. I attempted to answer it spur of the moment to see how well I could think on my feet. Come see if I succeeded or failed.
Have you ever been interviewed? Was it written or spoken (or have you done both)? How do you think you did? Did you enjoy it? If you’ve done both, which did you enjoy more?