Learning to be a better writer

William Germano’s (2021) book, “On revision: The only writing that counts” is a wonderful addition to an academic writer's library. In seven chapters, Germano advises writers on how to think about “revision”—the process by which we all some of us many of us struggle to make our writing clearer and develop stronger arguments. For anyone … Continue reading Learning to be a better writer

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

Academic writing month

November is Academic Writing Month, which now exists in several different forms, including: National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, involves pledging to write 50,000 words in 30 days.   NaPoWriMo ("30 poems in 30 days") AcWritMo (hashtag #acwrimo), an informal network of academic writers. And if those alternatives don't appeal to you, Helen Sword is inviting writers to join … Continue reading Academic writing month