All posts tagged trust

Does Your Reader Trust You?

There’s a famous photo of Lyndon B. Johnson sitting despondently, with his head in his hands after he learned that, in a rare moment of editorializing, the venerable CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite characterized the Vietnam War as all but lost. For nineteen tumultuous years, millions of Americans had tuned in every night to hear […]

How to Write a Compelling Narrator

The more interesting the story, the better we enjoy the person telling it to us, but an irresistible narrator is a big part of what we like in a story. Here are some key things that contribute to the creation of an unforgettable voice: 1. The compelling narrator is as complicated as any person you […]

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 […]

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