Would you dare to be creative in an academic research paper? Take a risk and use “I”? Put your life on the line and add an anecdote or two!?! (Ok, so maybe the stakes don’t need to be that high). But seriously, it is one thing to talk about stylish writing, but a whole other to put it into practice. I know I am definitely hesitant to break with academic norms for a class with a professor who seems old-school…but is the risk worth taking? Ever since our conversation about stylish writing began I have wondered about this idea: stylishness is definitely admirable and easy to nod along and agree with in theory, but a challenge to execute without raising a few academic eye brows in practice. I am curious to see if anyone has taken a risk since our discussion began, or if anyone thinks they may in the future…I know I am planning to shift a little out of the box!