Writer interview questions

I get a lot of requests for interviews here at Grim Reader Reviews. And whilst I’d love to talk to all who ask, time is short. So I had an idea! Below you will find a series of questions, mostly about your writing and your work. Feel free to answer them! I’d suggest copy and paste into a word document then adding your answers underneath (obviously). When you have answered them send them to me at adishotbolt@hotmail.com and I will post it on the blog.

Please look at the sort of books I read/review. Horror, dark fantasy, fantasy, crime, Bizarro…all very welcome. 🙂

Easy, right?!

Now, this is the important part so please READ CAREFULLY.

  1. I will post one interview per week on a first come first serve basis.
  2. Please add any blog links, website addresses, Amazon pages, anything else you wish. If you do not include them then don’t expect me to go scouring the internet looking them up for you. I don’t have the time.
  3. Include an author image and book images. Again, if you do not then I will not. I get book images from Goodreads.



TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from?


TGR: What are some of the books/writers that had an impact on you and inspired you to write?


TGR: What does a typical day look like for you?


TGR: How much research do you do before you begin writing?


TGR: What genres are you comfortable writing in and is there any other(s) you would like to write in?


TGR: What is the most important aspect of your writing? Is it character, plot, tone, or something else?


TGR: What writing lessons have you learnt from you first publication to your most recent?


TGR: I’m a big fan of ambiguity in stories. Particularly with short stories, I like to be made to think about the story and its meaning long after I have finished reading. What are your thoughts on ambiguous stories? Is ambiguity something you incorporate into your stories?


TGR: Social media is a tool for getting yourself noticed. Do you think it is easier or more difficult these days to get your work noticed? Why?


TGR: As a writer, what do you consider to be the do’s and don’ts of self-promotion?


TGR: Tell us about your work. What does your back catalogue consist of and what is your most recent release?


TGR: You’ve been invited to contribute a story to an anthology! If you could choose 5 other writers (living or deceased), who would they be and why?


TGR: Your latest book is being turned into a movie! Well done you! Who stars in it and who directs it?


TGR: What are you working on now (apart from these questions) and where can we stalk find you on the World Wide Web?