Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Fall 2014

School

College of Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication

Major

Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

fiction, writing, writing theory, creative

Disciplines

Children's and Young Adult Literature | Fiction

Abstract

This creative thesis examines the several aspects of the author’s study and experience on the path to become a fiction writer. The author’s writing theory is addressed, utilizing research from a variety of authorities on the subject and focusing primarily on the nonexistence of rules for crafting fiction, the role of education in the life of the writer, and the importance of the practice of writing itself. The second section details the writer’s personal method of crafting fiction, focusing on the key elements of character, plot, and setting. The third section contains a full marketing plan for the author’s intended novel, including all sections typically required to meet standard business expectations. Finally, an excerpt of the first chapter of the author’s novel is included at the end of the work.

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