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This B.A. thesis comes in two parts: a novella and its background. The story, Beyond the Blessed Wall, is approximately 16,500 words and the exposition is a little over 4,000. Originally called The Myth of the Fentaur, the novella was a short story written as a final assignment for a Creative Writing course I attended during my second year under the tutelage of the amazing Dr. Anna Heiða Pálsdóttir. For my thesis, I expanded, rewrote, and edited the original story into a novella and provided an exposition on the writing process.
Beyond the Blessed Wall is a fantasy novella that follows the journey of Tiernan, an apprentice mage at the Academy sent to the Blessed Wall for his final assignment. Together with his fellow classmates Asha and Nef, he accompanies the Captain out of the familiar environment of Midway and into the bleak wastes of Granatia. While on their travels, Tiernan’s knowledge of his abilities deepens and he learns he may be capable of more than he thinks.
The exposition details many of the decisions I made while writing the story as well as the writing process. I explain my writing and editing style, my efforts towards good dialogue, my worldbuilding, and plot decisions. I also reflect on the story as a whole, discussing what could have been done better and what was difficult to overcome in order to finish the novella.