Academics engage in stories every day. The difficulty is seeing that story in our work and thinking about it as part of our writing. Scholars do not need to become creative nonfiction writers, but they can use narrative elements to involve readers, to make them want to read on, to discover alongside the writer. The best scholarly writing already does.
Congratulations to Mitchell and King on the publication of their book, How to Run a College! Published in January, this practical guide has received high praise from university administrators and key players in American Higher Education.