Any Questions?

Posted on 07 October 2010

After interviewing dozens upon dozens of people as part of my job over the years, including heads of government agencies, CEOs, doctors, psychologists, scientists, and even the Secretary of Labor (okay, one question during a press conference), the tables were turned today when I was interviewed for a profile for my college’s alumni magazine. I got to sit back and relax without worrying about coming up with questions or guiding the interview. I have to admit it was a nice change.

I had a lovely conversation with Joan Katherine Smith, who will be writing the profile for the magazine’s “The Writing Life” column. We talked about writing routines and processes, publishing, workshops, writing short fiction vs. novels and more. And, um, I definitely did not spend 10 minutes talking about cats at the end. *shifty eyes*

I’ll post a link when the article is available. And now to return to asking questions instead of answering them…

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2 responses to Any Questions?

  • Daniel says:

    The question that always gets me in interviews is the whole, “What is your biggest weakness?” That’s about the time when my mind goes entirely blank…

    I’m curious about the 10 minutes of cat talk…

    • It’s just something that happens. I’ll be in a normal conversation with someone and end up talking about my cats. Phrases come out of my mouth like “Who needs kids when you have cats?” and even though my brain is telling me these things are insane, I can’t stop saying them. :)

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