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:
These days, my work is leading me down two separate but related research paths. The first is understanding the study of research through the lens of the research-as-subject metaconcept. The second is learning about the role of research in fiction writing.
My initial goals for the blog are as follows:
To share further thoughts and practical ideas related to my article
To reflect on a project to learn about research in fiction writing via popular writing advice books
Eventually I would like for this blog to become a space for conversation on these two topics.
Are you a researcher who studies the products or processes of research in order to understand something about research itself?
Are you a fiction writer (published or unpublished) with something to say about the role of research in your work?