Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Writing a young adult novel: An autobiographical account of one non-writer's journey
by Perry, Karin, Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma, 2010, 381; 3419106
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study explores the experiences of a self-proclaimed non-writer as she seeks to understand and develop a style of writing. Research is included to support the ideas that teachers of writing should be writers themselves, writer’s, often times, learn from each other, and young adult literature is, indeed, relevant to our society. By using the autobiographical method, the author investigates the significant events of her educational journey and describes the transformation that occurred while writing a young adult novel. The author discovers workable techniques and strategies by monitoring the planning, drafting, and revising stages of the traditional writing process. By telling her story, the author was able to construct meaning for herself, and in turn, provide the information necessary for others to be success during the writing process.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Angelotti, Michael
Commitee: Baines, Lawrence, Griffith, Priscilla, Latrobe, Kathy, Vaughn, Courtney
School: The University of Oklahoma
Department: Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum
School Location: United States -- Oklahoma
Source: DAI-A 71/10, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Language arts, Rhetoric
Keywords: Novel, Writing, Writing process, Young adult literature
Publication Number: 3419106
ISBN: 9781124184791
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