Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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My thesis explores what makes a good novel, and how an author goes about writing a good novel. I begin with my story of trying to write my own novel from the beginning of Freshmen year and continue into my current passion for writing. I start by trying to answer the question “What is a novel?” and go on to look at authors individuals styles which includes how and why they write. Finally I end with a look at how well-written characters make a novel great. Overall, writing a novel comes down to having something important to say or providing your readers with an entertaining story. The importance of novels lies in how well readers can relate to the characters, and if the readers learn something new along with the characters.
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© Thomas Wells
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Wells, Thomas, "Reading About Writing: My Journey Through Authors and Novels in Order to Become a Better Writer" (2015). Student Publications. 657.