Hard to believe it’s over eighteen months since I reviewed Jason Arnopp’s How To Interview Doctor Who, Ozzy Osbourne And Everyone Else. Back in September 2011, I said:
A lot of the time, you’ll read what he says and think, “Of course – that’s just basic common sense.” That’s the hallmark of a well-written instructional book. To get the best out of it, of course, you can reassure yourself that you’re going about things the right way, but also acknowledge where you have bad habits that get in the way of turning your good interview into a great one.
To simplify getting hold of the book, Jason’s now offering an easy-to-buy “triple pack”, which will give you the same book in three formats: Kindle, ePub and PDF. His epistolary horror tale, A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home, is also available in the same triple format.
For more, see Jason’s blog post.
After last week’s posts about the deception, plagiarism and Wikipedia editing conducted by Johann Hari (see Johann Hari’s apology is a “lesson in cynicism” and And another quote about Johann Hari), it’s beneficial perhaps to remember that the vast majority of journalists aren’t actually venal, immoral, plagiarists and phone-hackers.
Jason Arnopp has been interviewing people for so long that he reckons he’s amassed over 1,000 subjects in his 23-year career. And now he’s decided to write his own, self-published ebook full of interview technique tips.
Thankfully (because he’s a mate and it would be really embarrassing if it was awful) it’s good. Really good.
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How to interview almost anybody for fun and profitScott Matthewman2011-09-27 12:32:49
After last week’s posts about the deception, plagiarism and Wikipedia editing conducted by Johann Hari (see Johann Hari’s apology is a “less…