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Secrets to the Perfect Interview

Writers Alert! Don Vaughan will be in the ICA house on Wednesday, March 20.

Good quotes bring an article to life. They add credibility and realism to your story, whether it’s for print or the Web.

Join us as Don Vaughan taps into his 22 years as a full-time, successful, nonfiction freelance writer and shares his interviewing techniques. Come and bring a friend. RSVP at

You will learn:
- the different types of interviews
- how to make certain your interview flows smoothly
- how to put your sources at ease
- how to get sources to reveal the all-important emotional component
- how to get reluctant sources to open up
- when an email interview is appropriate
- and more.

Don has been a professional writer for more than 35 years. He has published more than 1,700 articles in an eclectic array of publications, including Writer's Digest, Military Officer Magazine, Cat Fancy, Cure Magazine, Penthouse Forum, Filmfax and MAD Magazine.

He has written, co-written, ghosted or contributed to more than 35 books on topics ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to American festivals.

Don is also the founder of Triangle Area Freelancers
( and director of Write Now!, TAF's
annual spring nonfiction writing conference. You can learn more at: and
Follow Don on Twitter: @writerdvaughan

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  • Rita L

    Great presentation! Don is an engaging, impassioned advocate of the art of freelancing. Thanks to ICA for bringing him in!

    March 23, 2013

  • Joyce A.

    Awesome! Although I'd taken Don's great 6 week class last year, his experience is so vast that he always has new insights to share. I've come to expect great presentations like this from ICA & ocne again, ICA delivered! Thank you!

    March 21, 2013

  • Mary Ann B.

    Thanks to Cyn Macgregor and Cynergie for the delicious hors d'oeuvres and to the charismatic Don Vaughan for his engaging presentation. Don is passionate about writing and helping writers. He illustrated his practical tips with memorable stories from his personal experience. His talk was so engrossing that I looked at my watch to start the meeting at 7 p.m. and when I thought to look again, it was already 8:50 p.m.

    March 21, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    I'm a maybe. I have two events that evening, but this sounds like a good one, so I'll try to be there!

    February 25, 2013

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