StoryCorp’s Question Generator
Storycorps has an online tool to generate questions for an interview. “You’ll start by writing your own questions, then we’ll suggest questions that, in our experience, have led to great interviews.” I didn’t try this for my interview with my Mom yesterday (just over 3 hours in two sessions. Which is a lot!). But maybe I will for a future interview. By the way, the StoryCorps web site doesn’t keep the questions; it emails them to you. You may also print them off of the web site. They come in two forms: Remembering someone (i.e., Mom, tell me about your Mom, my Grandma), and questions to elicit descriptions about his/her own life.
I was wondering if you could help me with questions I could ask when interviewing two people about their relationships and about each other such as “How did your relationship begin?”
I will be interviewing a friend tomorrow on the history of her family from Statesboro, Ga. Any starting points for questions?