Tag: interview

Spotlight: a profile interview for amble magazine

I’m normally the one who asks the questions.

But, this week, I did an interview with amble, the new online magazine for Chester.

It’s strange talking about myself when I’m used to being the interviewer, not the interviewee. It’s for a profile piece about the creative community around Chester.

So what did we talk about?

How to get into journalism. Is print dead? Chester as a place to live and work. Black magic in Cuba. Barbie cruises. Hosting a forthcoming event at the Chester Literature Festival.

Writing a review of the recent Nick Cave gig to mark a quarter century since my first ever published article.

And, finally, a sneak preview of my new book, Inside Fatherhood, coming out in March next year.

Read the full article, Inside the world of a professional writer.

Flipside Chester: Talking interview skills with Elvis



Yes, that is Elvis I’m stood next to.

Not the rhinestone jumpsuit one of His Latest Flame fame, of course, but one of the presenters on Flipside, the Chester-based community radio project formerly known as Lache FM.

Flipside is back on air this weekend with a restricted service licence and I was in the studio with Elvis today to talk about my forthcoming round of media writing workshops.

We talked tips on great interview technique, getting into print and when to do a Paxman.

Check out the interview below.


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