20 Common Creative Writer Interview Questions

We've put together a list of common questions you might be asked during a creative writer interview.

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What are your strengths/weaknesses?
  3. Why do you think we should hire you?
  4. What is your writing process?
  5. How would you describe your work style?
  6. What do you think is the most important quality of a great writer?
  7. How would you describe your approach to writing?
  8. What is your favorite story and why?
  9. How would you describe the ideal writing environment?
  10. What's the most important thing for an author to remember about their readers?
  11. What are your favorite genres and why?
  12. What is the most challenging aspect of this job for you?
  13. Where do you get inspiration for your work?
  14. How long does it take to write a story or novel?
  15. Do you write all of your own stories or novels, or do you collaborate with other writers?
  16. Can you tell me about what it was like for you to get published for the first time?
  17. Tell us about a time when you had to adapt to a difficult situation or overcome a challenge on the job.
  18. Do you have any particular projects coming up or goals for the next year?
  19. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  20. Do you have any questions for me?