Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis



Type of Thesis

College of Arts and Science Honors, Honors College

First Advisor

Valerie Rohy

Second Advisor

Jamie Williamson


English, Writing, Fantasy, Creative, Fiction


This project is broken into two parts with the intent of demonstrating the intricacies of producing a piece of fantasy literature. Part One is a short, original piece of fantasy writing. Part Two identifies components important to writing fantasy—character, plot, setting, and structure—provides examples from The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss, demonstrates how these components appear in a published book, and demonstrates how these components are included in the story from Part One by comparing the final product to previous drafts and highlighting how the changes were incorporated.

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