The Interview, Part II


You will get tough questions now and again. Some will be unfair. Some will come from folks who didn’t even know your work. Nat King Cole once said, “Critics don’t buy records. They get ‘em free.”

There’s a shrug lodged in that quote, and it fits nicely. Don’t get defensive if a question is out of line. Stay in control. Don’t let your over-reaction become the story. Keep the story about, well, your story. And don’t always assume that there’s a dagger hidden in an offbeat question. Sometimes interviewers just want to have fun. Nothing wrong with that, as you’ll see in Part 2 of the Brett Clancy Show.


2 Comments so far »

  1. Candy O'Donnell said,

    Wrote on March 7, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    This is so true. I never ask questions that might steer the interview in a direction that is not appropriate. It is not right.


  2. stevepiacente said,

    Wrote on March 8, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    Still, it happens plenty, Candy, so writers should be prepared. Part of the armor is a good sense of humor 🙂


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