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The Interview Content Template
Journalists do it all the time, and people gobble up that kind of articles. Strangely enough, this is not a form that many Internet article writers use.
When you’re conducting an interview and write about it, you obtain two major advantages:
* You don’t have to know it all yourself.
* You get an article that almost writes itself.
This is how you use the Interview Content Template:
1: Pick a topic.
2: Find an expert in your field, and get his permission to do an interview.
3: Write down a series of questions. A number between 5 and 10 will work for most articles.
4: Send an email with your questions to your interviewee, or conduct the interview per telephone. If you use email, you get his exact words without mistakes, which can be of his interest as well. The disadvantage for your victim is that it demands more work from him. On the other hand, he’ll also have more time to think about the questions.
5: Come up with a headline to your article.
“Your Name Interviews Spock, Science Officer and First Officer On the Starship Enterprise, On Logic”
6: Write an introduction to your article, introducing your interviewee, and let the reader know what benefits he can gain by reading your article.
7: Use each question as a bullet point and spend one paragraph on each question.
8: Write or rewrite the interviewee’s answers beneath each question.
9: Summon up your article, and lead into your resource box, if you’re writing for syndication, traffic or back links.
Who did that?
Where did it take place?
When did it take place?
Why did that happen?
How did it happen?