Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Fine Arts

Major

English

Date of Defense

4-21-2011

Graduate Advisor

John Dalton, MFA

Committee

Troy, Mary

Wall, Eamonn

Abstract

The Long Road Home is the first half of a novel consisting of 113 pages of narrative prose divided into nine chapters. Fiction-writing techniques utilized include exposition, character development, and action. These techniques are designed to produce conflict within the protagonist. The rising action of the narrative reaches climax at the close of this document. This climax serves as the turning point for the continued development of the novel.

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