FREELANCE WRITERS (and anyone else interested in learning how to conduct a good interview) — it’s Early Bird Registration time for The Art of Interviewing, a one-day online course I’m teaching in conjunction with Hugo House this summer.

The class takes place on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific time. We’ll meet over Zoom and cover the following information:

If you want to build your freelance career, you need to know how to interview. How do you find and interview a source when your editor wants your draft by Friday? What questions should you avoid? What do you do when your source wants to approve the interview before it’s published? This course will cover the mechanics of interviewing, including how to locate sources, how to prep the interview, and how to help your source feel comfortable during the process.

I’ve taught this course several times, and — because my classes are always about doing, not just talking about doing — every student will conduct an actual interview as part of the course.

Like, we literally spend the first hour discussing the mechanics of interviewing, then I pair everyone off and tell them to spend the next hour interviewing each other. Then we meet up again and spend an hour talking about what went well, what could have gone better, and how we can use all of this newly-learned information the next time we interview someone.

IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO INTERVIEW OR BE INTERVIEWED, DO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS.

No, wait, I should rephrase it as a challenge:

IF YOU WANT TO INTERVIEW SOMEONE AND TO BE INTERVIEWED BY SOMEONE

(BOTH OF WHICH WILL TEACH YOU A LOT ABOUT THE INTERVIEWING PROCESS)

YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS.

Also, you should sign up before March 22 so you can save $10 on Early Bird pricing. ❤️

p.s. the interviews will not be super-personal, I ask students to talk about something they have expert knowledge in (as opposed to “tell me about your childhood”)

p.p.s. yes, everyone has expert knowledge in something

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