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Instead of writing the ready interview I decided to give you some tips on how to do it great by yourself. Everybody has a different taste and so everybody will choose a different person to write about. However, the basic concept is in most cases the same, I will walk you through it and show how to do it on some examples. 

1. Choose with whom you'd like to talk

That's crucial, you have to know the person you will talk to, because every interviewer has to do his/her homework,which means - research the topic and the topic here is the person we would be talking to. I'm a big fan of horror so I'm gonna choose Stephen King for the purpose of my latter examples. 

2. Decide on the topic

Last book? Next ideas? Personal situation? Maybe a sudden rise of one of that person's protegés? Topics are countless so be sure to choose one which interests you in particular. I remember that I was flabbergasted after reading The Dark Tower so I'm going to choose the release of the last part of the saga as my topic. 

3. Prepare some questions

Here goes the critical part - when you're preparing your questions, you might wanna think about it as a treasure hunt. You're looking for pieces of information which can be described as nothing less than mysteries. Always try to aim at things which cannot be found anywhere else, things which could be interesting for your readers even more than for you. 

I personally believe that it's a great idea to start off with something easy, to make your interlocutor feel relaxed, let's star off with: What was your inspiration for writing The Dark Tower? Let's be honest, it's actually quite mainstream, but on the other hand - we don't want to attack our speaker at the very beginning, don't we. 

After about two such questions, we can proceed to a bit more delicate questions. Here's where a good research really does pay off. Knowing about your interviewee's past, you can try and connect it to the book itself. For example, we know that Stephen King had a drinking problem in the past, so we can ask: Don't you think that the history of your addiction shows through the meandres of your story? Isn't the main character struggling with what twisted things the unreal reality throws at him merely a reflection of yourself from the past? The most important thing is not to overdo it, but if you feel you can still go on, you could ask also - Ok then, so wouldn't you say that the Gunslinger (main character) is you, searching for the way to "know it all" and understand how to get through the struggle of your own existance?

4. React accordingly to the situation. 

Always try to get what your partner in discussion is thinking or feeling and react accordingly. Don't push to hard, don't stop on asking trivial questions. In the first situation, you will iritate the person you're talking to, in the other, you will bore them. Knowing the threshold here is the key to being a great interviewer, the rest is just practice and research. 

I hope it helps you and that you'll be able to write your own interview without any problems now. 

All the best, 

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