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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – The Story Reading Ape shares Researching for your novel: Effective Interviewing by Eric J. Gates

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Delighted that The Story Reading Ape, Chris Graham has offered some of his archive posts for this series. Chris has archives full of great creative writing infographics and also guest posts from authors sharing their experience and expertise. This article is from Eric J. Gates from 2014 which is just as relevant today. You can find out more about Eric Gates at his website HERE

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Researching for your novel: Effective Interviewing by Eric J. Gates

As a writer you might be mistaken into thinking that knowing how to do professional interviews is not a particularly useful skill. You would, however, be wrong. I was a management consultant for many years and have interviewed hundreds of people professionally during this time. Eons ago, when I was starting out, I had the good fortune to be trained by some of the best. The techniques they taught me have proven themselves countless times and…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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