Committee Chair

Babine, Karen, 1978-

Committee Member

Baker, Sybil; Einstein, Sarah

Department

Dept. of English

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This creative writing thesis has two parts. Part 1 is a 10-page craft paper, “Third Person Narrator Craft Techniques for Reader Engagement: Kresley Cole versus George R.R. Martin.” The craft paper analyzes third person close narratives and the effect of craft techniques on reader engagement. It also compares and contrasts internal dialogue, close narrative and reliable versus unreliable narrators in Cole’s Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night and Martin’s Game of Thrones. By using a close narrative Cole creates an intimate paranormal romance where the reader becomes a character and narrator while Martin writes an epic fantasy where the reader watches a character developing into a narrator. Part 2 is a creative writing sample that includes 50-pages from Courtesan Witches, an alternative historical fiction about a female courtesan, whose mother burned at the stake and who thwarts King James I of England, an infamous witch hunter.

Acknowledgments

Gratitude is offered to each of my professors at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in the Department of English. Special thanks to my Dream Team of Dr. Karen Babine, Dr. Sybil Baker and Dr. Sarah Einstein, who each brought insight and inspiration to my work. Additional thanks to Dr. Rik Hunter, who kept me on track and encouraged me throughout graduate school process and Cynthia Young, my battle buddy in formatting a thesis. I am also thankful to students who provided encouragement and feedback on my manuscript. Thank you to Veterans Services, the VA, The Ken Smith Scholarship, The Dr. Margaret N. Kelley Scholarship, Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholarship and the entire Graduate School for support.

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

5-2021

Subject

Point of view (Literature); Witches in literature

Name

Cole, Kresley -- Criticism and interpretation; Martin, George R. R.-- Criticism and interpretation

Keyword

narrator, third person, witches, kresley cole, George R.R. Martin

Document Type

Masters theses

DCMI Type

Text

Extent

viii, 70 leaves

Language

English

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Date Available

5-31-2023

Available for download on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

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