Sometimes the best way to tell a story or describe an experience is through the eyes, ears and words of others.  Personal interviews can provide the raw material for books on a variety of topics, including historic events, medical conditions or treatments and human relationships. 

In most cases, a writer who interviews others to obtain material for a book will need to get a release from each person interviewed.  The following issues should be addressed when preparing and securing interview releases:

Collecting real life experiences through interviews is one of the tricks of the trade frequently used by writers in preparing a book.  However, there are some risks associated with using material obtained from interviews, and a writer who chooses to use this technique should always obtain appropriate releases from the persons interviewed.