So recently, I noticed a significant uptick in views of this blog and also new subscribers. I suspect this has something to do with the recent Carterette Series webinar that I gave last week, “Research is Not a Basic Skill” but whatever the reason, I wanted to take just a brief minute to welcome any newcomers. I’m excited you’re here!
I’ve been writing this blog for about a year. So far, I’ve used this space to share some of my thinking on the research-as-subject/contextual nature of research thread of my work as it continues to develop. I’ve also done some musing on the role of research in creative writing as I conduct a study to discover whether and how books on creative writing talk about this subject. And I have some posts on teaching and librarianship and the occasional silly pop culture topic just for fun.
I usually post twice a week on Tuesday and Thursdays, so keep an eye out for new information. In the meantime, here is a list of past posts (in no particular order) that are personal favorites of mine and which might help you get to know what this blog is about:
It’s significant that popular books on creative writing don’t talk about research
On NYT’s textbook story and the Our Virginia incident
Teaching evaluating sources from a research-as-subject perspective
Finding my research path: Taking a big swing
Magicians and libraries that aren’t libraries
Research begins with curiosity
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is secretly about the ethical use of information
Using the annotated bibliography as the “establishing shot”
A whole lot of “no duh”: The role of curiosity in creativity
Research is not a basic skill (neither is writing)