Re/Invention

Methods of Social Fiction

Patricia Leavy

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September 2, 2022
ISBN 9781462550296
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224 Pages
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September 2, 2022
ISBN 9781462547685
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224 Pages
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From Patricia Leavy, a leader in arts-based research, this is the first comprehensive guide to what social fiction is and how to write it. In an engaging, personal tone, Leavy explores the unique contribution that creative writing—such as novels, series, and short stories—can make to addressing qualitative research questions. In-depth discussions of narrative models (such as the three-act structure) and elements (such as plot, metaphor, dialogue) are accompanied by excerpts from Leavy's published fiction, reflections on the writing process, and technical suggestions. The book offers evaluation criteria for social fiction as well as practical publishing advice. Instructive features include “tip bubbles” with additional writing hints, end-of-chapter “Skill-Building” and “Rethink Your Research” exercises, and an appendix with suggested readings.