Balazs, Thomas P.
Whorton, Kristine; Baker, Sybil
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
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.
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.
Horror tales, American; Paranormal fiction
vii, 73 leaves
Bonnington, Richard Graham jr, "Pale statue" (2014). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.