The Art of the Interview: Mining for Gold
Behind most great stories is a challenging interview. Newspaper reporter and columnist, Rayne Wolfe will share some of her methods for identifying sources, mining for quotable gold and turning interviews into stories.
With early encouragement from columnist Herb Caen, “Mr. San Francisco,” her byline debuted in 1998 with a Sunday business column called “What Works” at the San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner and Seattle Times.
A Staff Writer at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat from 2000 - 2009, (then, a New York Times Regional newspaper), Wolfe covered business and philanthropy beats. She was a lead blogger at www.8womendream.com, a site dedicated to encouraging women to work on lifelong dreams.
Whether you are focusing on non-fiction, fiction, historical fiction or memoir, she will share her tools for enriching all writing by becoming an ace interviewer.
Workshop participants will learn:
- How to identify the best sources for your writing project;
- When to use the powerful tool of “giving to get” and
- Why “circling back” builds trust and lowers defenses.
Rayne Wolfe’s first book, Toxic Mom Toolkit, was published in Dec. 2013 and includes her haunting memoir of growing up with three wildly different mothers. Alternating chapters capture the strong voices of women from all over the world who also survived their own very toxic mothers. She leads a global online support community of “jelly-side-up” survivors who are building happy and peaceful lives, despite toxic parenting.
A journalist first, she is also a former police chaplain, bartender, executive recruiter, private laundress, and World’s Ugliest Dog Contest judge. She lives in Northern California’s Wine Country.