Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146876
Title:
Outstanding Mediocrity
Author:
Brechtel, Colt Krishnan
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Outstanding Mediocrity is a semi-comedic work of fiction written over the course of nine months. Writing this story as my thesis project gave me a rare opportunity to receive extensive feedback on a product that was too large to be considered regular coursework within the major. The thesis was written in several sections, each one being reviewed in detail and revisited several times over the course of multiple stages of revision. The experience provided me with a great deal of insight into the unique difficulties that arise when crafting the structure and plot of a long-form narrative. I learned firsthand about the importance of maintaining a consistent pace and voice throughout a story as well as the importance of giving every paragraph a purpose. In conjunction with the writing, I read several works of fiction that either reflected the tone of my work or dealt with similar subject matter. These included The Great Man by Kate Christensen, Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris, The Subject Steve by Sam Lipsyte, The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders, and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Creative Writing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleOutstanding Mediocrityen_US
dc.creatorBrechtel, Colt Krishnanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrechtel, Colt Krishnanen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOutstanding Mediocrity is a semi-comedic work of fiction written over the course of nine months. Writing this story as my thesis project gave me a rare opportunity to receive extensive feedback on a product that was too large to be considered regular coursework within the major. The thesis was written in several sections, each one being reviewed in detail and revisited several times over the course of multiple stages of revision. The experience provided me with a great deal of insight into the unique difficulties that arise when crafting the structure and plot of a long-form narrative. I learned firsthand about the importance of maintaining a consistent pace and voice throughout a story as well as the importance of giving every paragraph a purpose. In conjunction with the writing, I read several works of fiction that either reflected the tone of my work or dealt with similar subject matter. These included The Great Man by Kate Christensen, Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris, The Subject Steve by Sam Lipsyte, The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders, and The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCreative Writingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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