How to Conduct an Interview

The Preliminaries Use names. Establish ground rules. If you’re taping, get permission on tape. Be honest. You don’t want to trick or trap. Be fair. What’s identified as “off the record” stays that way, but you can try to redraw the boundaries. How about if I put it this way . . . ? Perhaps, you’d […]

A Writer Goes to a Party

With some regularity, a writer—any creator, really—has to get out of the chair and into the world, or what he or she has to contribute will fail to interest anyone for very long. An invitation to a party is one such opportunity, but some writers, so used to working alone, find excuses not to attend. […]

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