When I first saw this week’s TTT topic, I was planning on choosing one author and asking questions that were catered to their books, but I couldn’t decide on which author I would choose. Maybe it will be a series I attempt in the future where I take one of my favourite authors and ask them some hypothetical questions. So today I came up with a few questions that I would love to hear the answer to from any author!
What is the book you would write if you could write anything?
Publishing being what it is, I know that there are book ideas in the minds of authors that will be never come to fruition because they would never be published. As self-publishing becomes more and more popular, this is starting to change, but I am curious to know if there is a book that an author would write if they knew it would be successful and well-received.
How do you come up with the titles for your books?
I am always fascinated to see where book titles come from. There are some titles that I think perfectly fit the story, and others that leave me scratching my head wondering why it was chosen. I would love to know the inspiration and thought process that goes into choosing a book title. It must be so difficult!
Who is a fellow writer that you would want to co-author a novel with?
Co-authorship is something that is intriguing to me. I find it so amazing that two authors can come together with their different writing processes and ideas and write something that readers will love. Christina Lauren are a great example of this, as well as Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows. It would be interesting to know who an author would want to write a book with and what that book might look like!
Who would be your dream narrator for one of your books?
I would love to know who an author’s dream narrator would be, as they can make or break an audiobook. I would also ask how they would feel about narrating their book themselves, as I often love when authors do that because they are able to bring their story to life in the way they see it in their minds.
How do you feel about authors reading their own reviews?
This seems to be a hot button issue lately, and I would love to hear an author’s perspective on it. I completely understand the temptation to read both negative and positive reviews, but doing so cannot be good for an author’s mental health.
What is your favourite underrated novel?
I am always looking for underrated novel, so this is a question that I would ask anyone!
What is the worst writing advice you have ever received?
I think authors are often asked what the best writing advice they ever received, but I am more curious about the worst advice and if they actually took it to heart at the time!
What is another genre that you would most like to write in?
Authors often stick to one or two genres, but it would be interesting to hear other genres that they would love to branch into. It is always interesting for me when an author writes outside their usual genre!
What project are you currently working on?
If I were having a conversation with an author I love, I would be incredibly nosy and I would have to know what they were currently writing! I am constantly checking Goodreads to see if there are any updates on my favourite authors’ next books.
What is a book that you wish you wrote?
I just think that this is an interesting question that can tell you a lot about an author’s writing style and reading preferences and what their ideal book would look like.
What is one question you would love to ask authors in general or a specific author?