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I like to think I conduct decent interviews, that I ask the right questions, that I dig for stories over facts. 

In the beginning, I couldn’t compose an interview question shorter than three sentences. Or without quoting Atwood or   Derrida. I’m joking about the Derrida bit. Maybe next time.

But thinking up questions is a lot like writing a poem. You have to know when to stop, and the same rules apply. No cliches, no re-runs, no adjectives. 

So when an interview goes well, it’s like a conversation I conducted worked out. 

I like interviews, it’s being able to talk to the people you idolize without slobbering over them or running out of things to say.

 

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