Title

Pale statue

Committee Chair

Balazs, Thomas P.

Committee Member

Whorton, Kristine; Baker, Sybil

Department

Dept. of English

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This Thesis will focus on the Inciting Incident as described by both Robert McKee and Christopher Vogler, both world renowned for their workshops involving the process of making stories. I will argue that the Inciting Incident is the most important aspect of prose. The creative section of the Thesis is the beginning of a novel called, Pale Statue: Blood Sisters. The novel is cosmic horror set in rural Kentucky. The main protagonist, Maureen Ford, is a teenager who has grown up unaware of her father’s involvement in a cult during his college years and unaware that alien DNA has affected her growth, also giving her the ability to hear the dead talk. When she meets the new girl at school, Amayda Fisher, Maureen begins a perilous journey to create the Pale Statue and free an ancient race.

Acknowledgments

First, the author would like to acknowledge my committee chair, Dr. Tom Balazs, who has been instrumental in bringing him back into the world of writing prose. He would like to also acknowledge, Sybil Baker, who has helped him realize his potential in writing novels. And Kristine Whorton, who has been very supportive of his writing. Last but not least he would like to acknowledge, Ashley Ledford Branam, who has helped him get a grip on this draft of his creative effort.

Degree

M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.

Date

12-2014

Subject

Horror tales, American; Paranormal fiction

Keyword

cosmic;horror;fiction;young;adult;fantasy

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

vii, 73 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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