Inquiring into writing: An interactive interview

Ken Gale, Jonathan Wyatt

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This article is a transcript of an interview that the authors conducted via e-mail during a 3-month period in early 2005. The interview explores their experience of writing and came to life because the authors had been struck, in exchanging work with each other during their doctoral studies, by significant differences in their writing styles. The focus of the interview became the actual process of writing and its meanings to the authors, how writing both reflects and creates their selves. The authors also sought to explore the interview process itself. Framing theirs as a postmodern interview, the authors aim to collaborate, to blur the boundaries between interviewer and interviewee, and to consider the roles of narrator, interviewer, and outsider witness that they took during the process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1117-1134
Number of pages18
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • interview
  • self
  • style
  • vulnerability
  • writing

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