Category Archives: Interviewing tips

Interviewing for Everyone!

Interviewing others is a skill that professional writers like me need to master. The odds are that most of us will have to interview multiple sources at some point in our careers, so why not do the best job possible? 5 Tips for a Better Interview Really listen to what the other person is saying…
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Wrapping it up in December-5 Tips for Making the Best of the Holiday Season

If you’re anything like me, the end of the calendar year is particularly challenging, both in terms of productivity and creativity. Don’t be a Scrooge! Every year, just about this time (mid-December) I begin to feel like I am the only writer who continues to be in my home office plugging away as the snow…
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A Winning Seminar Selection in Beantown

Just returned from the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar in Boston where I attended a number of excellent presentations about all sorts of education-related topics. My general rule-of-thumb when conferencing is to go to a few talks on topics I’m familiar with and write about often, but after that it’s a free for all! In…
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Taking Oral Histories: A Different Type of Interviewing Skill

One of my 2016 New Year’s resolutions was to try one different thing to improve my writing skills each month. So the last week of January found me attending an Oral History 101 workshop at The History Center in Tompkins County with about forty other people. Here are a few things I learned from presenter…
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