The problems of composition, and specifically the problems of organizing and creating sustained narrative writing, often can be brought to light best through the use of a working model. l Never Saw the Lightning, Martin Luther! discusses the problems associated with prewriting structure, point of view, and thematic considerations-as well as techniques of editing and unifying the continuity of a manuscript. These techniques are written as a preface, a "process paper,'' to the novel length piece of original, religious fiction which follows, serving as a model to exemplify the process of composition. Specific scenes, stylistic features, theme and plot considerations in the book are analyzed in the preface in both a thematic and a practical way.
Delmer I. Davis
Richard B. Lewis
Robert P. Dunn
Master of Arts (MA)
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Creative writing--21st century.
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Davenport, Donald J., "I Never Saw the Llightning, Martin Luther! A Compositional Model" (1977). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1049.
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