A couple of weeks ago I interviewed my Mum over the phone about learning to knit, and then I wrote it up as a 350 word piece. I surprised myself by enjoying the whole process. The feedback I was given gave me another boost of confidence and I wanted to go right out and do another one - making it even better this time.
The feature I am writing for the final legacy publication is based around an interview with the committee of the Eton Mission Rowing Club in Hackney Wick. I went down there to interview them on Monday evening. This was my first face-to-face interview, rather than over the phone, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Having Ian, the photographer, with me was a big help - it felt like we were all having a good chat rather than anything stiff and formal.
So I'm an interview convert...right up to the point where I have to type up the transcript. I still hate this part - I sound like such an idiot when I hear myself back. I type as quickly as I can, and reward myself with a big slice of cake when I'm finished.
|My voice recorder - useful and mortifying in equal measure|