How to: Screw up an interview

Wise words of caution from my good friend Patti 🙂


O yes, that’s an interesting title isn’t it?

So what did I do now? I will tell you…

I make a habit of doing things before I think.

You know that little voice people have that says: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t do that’ right before you do something stupid?

Well, it seems that with me, that little voice gets gagged and knocked unconscious before it even begins with that sentence.

So, I get a lot of ‘Why the hell did I do that?’ after I did something stupid…


Like now…

As a writer, when your book is published, the media is something you can’t avoid. And you shouldn’t. Because the media can help you sell books! How would people otherwise know that there is a brand new book waiting for them?

So when I got a call from one of the biggest newspapers in my country for an interview…

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4 thoughts on “How to: Screw up an interview

  1. I keeping with the “think about what you want to share” theme–the first newspaper interview I did was by email, and the reporter sent me a list of questions. I naively assumed she would mine my answers and write it up to sound good as an article. In fact, most of what I said went in verbatim, including things that I thought of as asides just to her. Needless to say, the next time, I was aware that I was actually writing the article.



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