As long as there have been writers, they have given advice to others on writing. Numerous academic and non-academic writers have contributed advice on how to create a writing life, how to write well, and how to get published. Much of this literature aims to assist writers through the challenges encountered in the writing process. Helen Sword’s book, Writing with Pleasure, takes an atypical approach to writing by showing readers how they can create their own action plan to write with pleasure. Suited to novice and experienced writers, Sword’s book provides practical strategies for creating and sustaining a writing practice characterized by more pleasure than pain.


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Kathryn Roulston (ORCID: 0000-0002-9429-2694) is professor in the qualitative research program at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where she teaches qualitative research methods. Her research interests include qualitative research methods, qualitative interviewing, and analyses of talk-in-interaction. She is author of Interviewing: A Guide to Theory and Practice (2022), co-author of Exploring the Archives: A Beginner’s Guide for Qualitative Researchers (with Kathleen deMarrais), and editor of Quests for Questioners: Inventive Approaches to Qualitative Interviewers (2023) and Interactional Studies of Qualitative Research Interviews (2019). Please direct correspondence to roulston@uga.edu.

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ORCID: 0000-0002-9429-2694



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