Call for papers: Writing off the beaten track: On making and breaking genre conventions

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st February 2022 We hereby call for creative and critical contributions to the forthcoming special issue of Qualitative Studies. The special issue will focus on the epistemic and methodological promises, benefits and potential pitfalls of experimenting with or expanding genre conventions in qualitative research.  Recently, the need for multiplicity in writing has … Continue reading Call for papers: Writing off the beaten track: On making and breaking genre conventions

Free webinars on writing and publishing

NVivo & Citavi are hosting a number of webinars on writing and publishing your research. Publish and Persevere: Writing and Representing Qualitative Research: Maria K. E. Lahman  November 10, 2021  –  12 PM EST | 5 PM GMT Completing a Service-Oriented Dissertation or Thesis: Key Considerations for Success: Tamara M. Walser & Michael S. Trevisant … Continue reading Free webinars on writing and publishing

Translating academic writing into trade books

Academic writers typically orient their writing to readers like themselves: other academics used to the jargon associated with any particular discipline. Yet some scholars manage to traverse the divide between the ivory tower and the general public and produce readable, enjoyable, and educational explanations of their topics of interest in the form of trade books. … Continue reading Translating academic writing into trade books

Writing up qualitative research in ways that readers want to read

What keeps readers of academic writing engaged? We have all likely yawned our way through research reports, or worse — stopped reading altogether. Since time is limited and attention spans are getting shorter, academic writers must be able to attract and retain a hold on their readers’ attention if their work has to have any … Continue reading Writing up qualitative research in ways that readers want to read

On developing stylish academic writing

Every now and again, you come across a book that you wish you had read years ago. Stylish academic writing by a literary scholar and poet, Helen Sword (2012), is one of these. I really wish I had read this when I first went to college. This book would have saved me much heartache, although … Continue reading On developing stylish academic writing

Tools for writing up qualitative research

There are numerous guides on writing, as well as resources to assist with the task of writing up qualitative research studies. Both writers and qualitative researchers have lots to say about getting started with writing, keeping writing, and representing the findings of qualitative research. Some time ago, I listened to a webinar entitled “Lose the … Continue reading Tools for writing up qualitative research