Interview with John Yates

By B Sankey of iopan books, April 2017

 

BS: How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?
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BS: Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre? If you write more than one, how do you balance them?
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BS: Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?
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BS: What kind(s) of writing do you do?
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BS: What cultural value do you see in writing/reading/storytelling/etc.?
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BS: How does your book relate to your spiritual practice or other life path?
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BS: What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?
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BS: Can you share some stories about people you met while researching this book?
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BS: What are some of the references that you used while researching this book?
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BS: What do you think most characterizes your writing?
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BS: What was the hardest part of writing this book?
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BS: What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
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BS: Are there vocabulary words or concepts in your book that may be new to readers? Define some of those.
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BS: Are there underrepresented groups or ideas featured if your book? If so, discuss them.
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BS: Are there misconceptions that people have about your book? If so, explain.
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BS: What is the biggest thing that people THINK they know about your subject/genre, that isn't so?
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BS: What is the most important thing that people DON'T know about your subject/genre, that they need to know?
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BS: What inspires you?
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BS: How did you get to be where you are in your life today?
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BS: Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work? What impact have they had on your writing?
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BS: What did you find most useful in learning to write? What was least useful or most destructive?
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BS: Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing?
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BS: What are some day jobs that you have held? If any of them impacted your writing, share an example.
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BS: For those interested in exploring the subject or theme of your book, where should they start?
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BS: How do you feel about ebooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional publishing?
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BS: What do you think is the future of reading/writing?
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BS: What process did you go through to get your book published?
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BS: What makes your book stand out from the crowd?
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BS: How do you find or make time to write?
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BS: Do you write more by logic or intuition, or some combination of the two? Summarize your writing process.
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BS: What are some ways in which you promote your work? Do you find that these add to or detract from your writing time?
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BS: What is your role in the writing community?
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BS: What do you like to read in your free time?
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BS: What projects are you working on at the present?
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BS: What do your plans for future projects include?
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