Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lessons from the (Trans)Crypt

1. after interviewing, transcribe

2. don't compromise. transcribe in toto

3. encode notebook notes

4. back-up!

5. organize

6. don't interrupt your interviewee

7. don't assume. ask always

8. record interview date and location

9. bring spares (pens, batteries, recorder)

10. always ask for last thoughts

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