Whatever it takes : an exploration of writing tools and strategies for completing a novel
Ousby, Louise (2009) Whatever it takes : an exploration of writing tools and strategies for completing a novel. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This thesis consists of a novel written with the express purpose of exploring what practices and strategies are most useful in writing novel-length fiction as well as an exegesis which discusses the process. By its very nature, an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing is broad and general in approach. The Creative Writing undergraduate is being trained to manage many and varying writing tasks but none of them larger than can be readily marked and assessed in class quantities. This does not prepare the writing graduate for the gargantuan task of managing a project as large as a single title novel which can be up to 100,000 words and often is more. This study explores the question of what writing tools and practices best equip an emerging writer to begin, write and manage a long narrative within a deadline.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Thomas, Glen & Pearce, Sharyn|
|Keywords:||writing, fiction, novel writing, deadline, tools, techniques, plotting, collage, character profile, character interrogation, narrative, goal, motivation, conflict, journaling, editing, creative practice, plotting, editing|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||12 May 2010 04:31|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2011 19:56|
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