Author interviews VS Character interviews
A lot of newbie bloggers do a lot of interviews, but most of them are about the writer of the novel. They never thought about interviewing the characters of the book. I didn’t know about it till I got to join a few blog tours. People get really creative sometimes. But what do most people prefer? I don’t want to speak in general because we all have different interest.
Based solely on my opinion
As a blogger I feel that it more likely to interview the author than the character because interviewing the author allows even non-fans to read more about the background of the novelist. If you interview a character, doesn’t it seem like a spoiler? It’s definitely fun, but I hate to be spoiled. But if only less than half of your viewers read the interview, don’t you think it’s about time to stop it all at once?
The fact that’s hard to accept is that author interviews are downright boring. I never even stopped by a blog and read their author interviews. I-am-not-interested. But character interviews are another thing. Sadly, not all of us are allowed to read character interviews because it reveals more than just the persona of the character, you can tell a lot about a book from its characters. It can possible drive away a reader or pull them into it. You’ve gotta admit that I am sort of right.
What should be done about author interviews?
In my opinion, author interviews should not only be about the author. The interviewer should discuss about the book with the author so that the readers would have some sort of closer. Don’t you think it’s a great idea? I’ve always wanted to interview Morgan Matson because I never got the closure I wanted form Since You’ve Been Gone.
Character interviews should be taken more seriously because the greatest closure we can receive is if we hear it from the character themselves. It’s really psychological. *Winks