Some things get stronger because they are tested
Interviews are about relationships
Start off with a fun conversation
Start recording right away. And then use time to put people at ease. Let them do the talking. Always let them have the last word. LOVE
Understand a person's needs
This story is a myth but illustrates the point
Descriptive writing tip
If it makes you feel like Walt Whitman inside you are probably being too self-conscious and that comes across in the writing. Aka, it’s crap.
Don’t go into detail about the “blue sky” and the “white clouds.” Readers know what color the sky is, so don’t describe it for them. It’s the oddities that paint a scene.
Don’t let the reader know you are being descriptive, it should sneak its way in.
3. Make them do something
Use descriptions that move the story forward. Don’t just list things, make sure they are descriptions that help tell the story.
Prove you were there
Careful description makes a scene more believable for readers. They know the reporter was on the scene.
Show me what you told me
If you write something vague go into the details that show the reader what you mean. Don’t expect them to understand abstract thoughts.
Learn to read: Set the interviewer at ease. Look for self-soothing behavior Mirror them.
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