The Lie That Tells the Truth: Creating Truth in Fiction and the Novel Delivering Hope
Date of Award
Arts and Culture
Master of Liberal Studies
Arts & Culture
Jennifer Zukowski Boughn
Delivering Hope; Fiction; Story; Truth in Fiction; Writing Techniques
What makes fiction believable is the truth behind the words. This Capstone Project explores the ways in which authors put the truth on the page while simultaneously fabricating stories. The Reflective Paper examines writing techniques used to make the reader trust the story and the storyteller. The Creative Capstone is the result of applying these craft skills to Delivering Hope, a novel in progress about a critically ill baby bringing a dysfunctional family back together. The author relies on her personal experience of high- risk pregnancy and preterm birth to help create truth in her fiction.
Tracy, Amy, "The Lie That Tells the Truth: Creating Truth in Fiction and the Novel Delivering Hope" (2010). Arts and Culture. 43.