Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Interview

When I wrote for Beaumont newspapers, the Chamber of Commerce and insert magazines, I interviewed all kinds of people about their professions, their hobbies, and their hopes and dreams. Everyone from students to business owners. My favorite interview was  with a Toastmasters organization. There were a lot of things I wanted to know about the club because I've always been curious about them. Because I had a genuine interest in it, I felt I did a better job with the interview and the article.

Today, I’m a staff writer for Southern Writers Magazine.  I interview writers. Scheduled articles are with Louisiana author Vicki Allen, Arkansas author Robin Carrol, Mississippi author Terri Blackstock and Texas author Wendy Lanier. I enjoy interviewing all kinds of writers--more than any other subject I’ve written about--and find I learn something from each interview 
If you're interested, you can subscribe to Southern Writers Magazine HERE.  We also have a short story contest you can enter. Check it out because there are some great prizes!

What do you most want to know about writers? Share a question that I might incorporate in future interviews.


KarenG said...

I know a Southern writer. I'll send him the link to this post.

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I enjoy the interview process. The people I've interviewed are interesting (for real), and are inspirational people.

I like asking anyone who's made it in the arts, particularly writing, "What was your break through moment?"

Thanks for finding my blog!

Bethie said...

Oops, I was so excited about Gene Hackman I put my comment there instead of here! I'll be it here.
"So, when you're writing, what snacks do you like to have on hand?"

Judy said...

What a cool job you have :)

Pat Carroll Marcantel said...

Excellent post, Jess. I keep thinking you're here in LC. :>(

Kristine Asselin said...

Great post! I'm always nervous to interview people. I'd love to see a post on strategies you use and how you generate your questions!

Angie said...

I love interviewing, too. People are so interesting!