Whose Story Is It, Anyway?
The main problem faced in developing a creative dissertation is to produce a collection of short stories which demonstrates command of the technical elements of fiction, including uses of point of view, characterization, setting, plot, and the employment of conflict, climax, and resolution. It is a concrete evidence of the understanding of the creative process. ^ In addition to making the stories themselves, it was necessary to investigate both the traditions and the modern expressions of story making as well as historical and current theories of the process. This investigation expanded the scope of creative options available, which is valuable not only to the writer, but also aids in the selection and presentation of texts to students. ^ Whose Story Is It, Anyway? is a collection of nine short stories, loosely connected by privileging the importance of the viewpoint characters, thereby creating stories from a serendipitous subjects as well as elaborating and integrating all of the other technical elements of fiction into valid art works. The collection is organized by first presenting the stories that share the third person point of view, which is the most versatile and commonly used. The second group shares the first person point of view, demonstrating its benefits and limitations. ^
Literature, Modern|Literature, American
Janet L Massa,
"Whose Story Is It, Anyway?"
Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access).