Workshop #5 Nicole Cushing: How to Give a Great interview

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Workshop #5 Nicole Cushing: How to Give a Great interview

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Author interviews can be a powerful tool to let readers know about your book, your personality and your unique take on your genre. They can also be difficult to do well. How much energy should you spend on an interview for a blog? How long should you make your answers? How comfortable are you with appearing on recorded interviews (whether they're done by audio or video)? Would you ever do an interview that was broadcast live? How does a small press or self-published author get interviewed by venues with large audiences? How can you face your fears of public speaking and give a great interview even if you're scared? Once your interview is complete, how do you promote it so it has the greatest possible impact? Are there ever any interview requests that you should turn down? This workshop will help you answer these questions. It will also include actual practice sessions in simulated blog and in-front-of-a-camera interviews.

Workshop instructor (and Bram Stoker Award winner) Nicole Cushing has been interviewed by Rue Morgue, LitReactor, Black Static, the Lovecraft eZine video chat, Zombiepalooza Radio Live, and more blogs and podcasts than you can shake a stick at. Over her eight years in the field she's developed a successful strategy for interviews that she's more than glad to share with those who attend this workshop.

Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide. She has also written the Stoker-nominated short story collection The Mirrors and three stand-alone novellas (including her Shirley Jackson Award nominated book Children of No One).  Her work is noted for its use of horrific, surreal, transgressive and absurd content to explore themes of alienation and loss. Readers and reviewers sometimes liken her books to the early work of Clive Barker. They are not for the easily disturbed. She has garnered praise from various sources in the literary and genre publishing communities, including Jack Ketchum, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Thomas Ligotti, John Skipp, S.T. Joshi, Poppy Z. Brite, Ray Garton and Ain’t It Cool News. Nicole has previously taught writing workshops at Context (Columbus, Ohio) and the Indianapolis Speculative Fiction Guild’s annual retreat. For more information, visit her website: www.nicolecushing.com