As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
Writing for me is cutting out the fat and getting to the meaning.
If you have the material it will form itself as a kind of connective tissue.
First person narrative is a very effective tool but you have to know as a writer how to make it work.
People don't realize you're blowing over changes, time changes, harmony, different keys. I mark a point in my solo where it's got to peak at point D I go to A, B, C D then I'm home.
When you're interviewing someone, even your mother - you have to sort of deal with you have to get some objective space from yourself and the person but you also have to find what's the best way to get the information from that person.