First Advisor

J.J. Vazquez

Date of Award

Spring 5-23-2024

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Film and University Honors

Department

Film

Language

English

Abstract

Something that I struggle with when engaged in creative writing, just as every other writer has struggled with the same issue, is how my stories differ from those written before. It’s difficult to create something that is entirely new, because, as artists, we always fall back on what we know has worked in the past. This uncertainty of unique creativity is what my thesis stems from. I am in the process of writing a fantasy script, but I struggle with originality. I can’t help but compare my fantasy story to the fantasy stories of the past. I want to be unique, but how can I subvert expectation, contradict the norm, and circumvent unoriginality? The more I thought about it, the more I believed that I, as a writer, cannot.

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