In my other life, I ask questions. And I find people to answer those questions.
Part of my job involves interviewing people. After doing this for over 15 years, I realize:
- Enthusiasm can trump education when it comes to describing what you know.
- You can tell how well (or poorly) the interview will go in the first 15 seconds.
- If the interviewee is reluctant to talk, don’t push to make it happen. It won’t be good.
What I learned about talking to people can be applied to a writing practice. Let’s take it step by step. Continue reading