Why am I writing more there? This year, in our monthly Zoom calls, we've been going through the purposes of participatory narrative inquiry, as described under "Why work with stories?" in Working with Stories. To prepare for the calls, I've been trying to write blog posts about each of the PNI purposes. I haven't managed to do it every month, but these links show what I've written so far, as well as our discussions.
- April - Finding things out: Research and discovery with PNI (no post) (call recording)
- June - Catching emerging trends: Weak signal detection with PNI (post: A signal is a choice) (call recording)
- July - Making decisions: Decision support with PNI (no post) (call recording)
- September - Getting new ideas: Innovation and future planning with PNI (post: Tell a story that must never happen) (call recording)
- October - Resolving conflicts: Dialogue and understanding with PNI (post: Sharing stories with strange people) (call recording to come soon)
- November - Connecting people: Community building and maintenance with PNI
- December - Helping people learn: Knowledge management and organizational learning with PNI
- January - Enlightening people: Advocacy and education with PNI
- February - Combinations of purposes
Since my method in writing these posts is to just sit and wait for a while to see what ideas rise to the surface, the posts are starting to form a sort of update to WWS, in the sense of new things I've been thinking about lately with regard to the uses of PNI. So if you are interested to see where PNI is going right now, these posts and discussions might be interesting to you.