Richard Haverlack

About Richard Haverlack

Richard Haverlack has been writing the memoirs of hospice patients for more than eight years. He has recently written a book, A Memoir of Memoirs - Writing Stories Told at Life's End, which is about the poignant and enlightening experiences he's had in doing this work. Richard is a volunteer for the Good Samaritan Hospice near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also is active in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institution at the University of Pittsburgh where he studies as well as teaches.

With more than 40 million copies in print, Stephen Covey’s book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People should be on everyone’s reading list. But in writing another’s story, one of the habits is particularly important: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. With just a little windage this […]

Beyond Listening

Here is a published list of helpful tips for interviewing. The credit is: Jacqui Banaszynski, Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, March, 2008, Boston, MA 1. Know and state your purpose (for THIS interview) 2. Try to interview in their native habitat 3. Envision the ideal interview beforehand 4. Establish guidelines […]

Beyond Interviewing