I’ve always said that I was not concerned about having a list of the answers, but I would like to see a list of the questions.
Today I found it under the Day 5 blogging ideas for UBC: StoryCorps.org has a list of great questions for anyone. . The questions include topics like war, family heritage, illness, religion, working, partnerships, school, raising children, and growing up, in addition to topics of relationships: friends, grandparents, parents, colleagues.
At the very least, I can use these for character development, and maybe learn how to find out more about other people. Some questions are very personal–was there a time when you did not like me (for a friend) or how did my mom act while she was growing up?
These are wonderful interview questions, though,so I can work up some more interviews for my next blog tour. I need to revise my author bio, and this will certainly help with that. Several people have commented that they like to find out more about what an author is really like.
Storycorps.org collects people’s memories. I watched a short cartoon about a family memory, a touching story of the breakup of a family when an apartment building was torn down–very touching. Another story was about a Sunday School teacher who was even more formidable than a grandmother, and a third was an interview of his mother by a boy with Aspergers. Check it out, and get a list of the questions.
Happy Sunday and happy Ultimate Blog Challenge.