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I had never really thought much about what makes a good interview; never mind what makes a good interviewer. I thought interview skills were for journalists and police officers. I was wrong. Being able to interview a stranger is a wonderful skill that most writers and bloggers don’t know they need.
As a writer, interviews are a wonderful way to flesh out characters, delve into unknown areas and accurately portray various professions. Interviewing skills help when writing profiles and long-form articles for publications. Many novelists even recommend conducting interviews with your own characters as a means of getting deeper into their minds.
As a blogger, interviewing skills are also wonderful. Interviews are a refreshing way to cover the content you might not be proficient in writing about yourself. Interviews with other bloggers, who are also experts in your niche make wonderful articles and give your readers a break from your ‘voice’. Continue reading