4 responses to “Up close and personal: Writing first-person profiles”

  1. Anne Wayman - About Freelance Writing

    Interesting, I don’t like doing first person profiles at all! Instead I ghostwrite books so both your suggestions work for me too.

    I also let much of my writing cook overnight, or even longer if time allows. Amazing what a positive effect that has.

  2. Melody

    I love these ideas, Pat. I’ve written profiles, but never first-person ones, and I love your thoughts about hitting on the right topic to draw out stories, then shaping the stream-of-consciousness so it’s interesting. Definitely saving this. Thanks!

  3. Adela

    I love interviewing people and finding their stories. I’ve posted some on my blog. How do I get started doing something like this for hire? That’s my biggest stumbling block. I’m getting some of my work published, but only a few paid more than a comp copy.