Advanced Interviewing for Deeper Storytelling

Wednesday, December 07, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

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Interviewing is a vital part of storytelling for many writers, and yet, it can feel unpredictable and daunting.


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Rich, layered storytelling often comes from listening to many stories. This can mean brief interviews with many people, lengthy conversations with sources you go back to repeatedly, or both. Either way, you’ll spend time researching, preparing, interviewing, and eventually, working with audio. This webinar will provide practical tips and suggest tools for interviewing and transcribing. It will also discuss the best way to prepare — how much and what kind of research is necessary. This webinar will help writers think through what they can control through the process — designing an interview arc that will help them get what they need from an interview. Finally, it will cover how to set expectations with your subject/source.

In this webinar, you will:

  • GAIN practical tips to make the process of interviewing and transcribing as efficient as possible.
  • CONSIDER the most effective types of research to prepare for an interview.
  • LEARN how setting goals and expectations for an interview can make for better conversation.

This webinar is for writers with some experience interviewing, who are working on, or plan to work on, essays, memoir, features, and other long-form narratives requiring interviews.

All registrants receive a recording.

Closed captioning will be available.

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