Creating fiction : an investigation and a case study
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The "quest for light" attempted in this study was motivated by Socrates's age-old motto which formed the backdrop for an attempt to unravel at least a small part of the mystery surrounding the creative process. The main aim of the research was to promote the evolution of "consciousness" and to broaden the archaic view of what might be perceived as human potential. This was done by investigating the process of artistic creation, specifically fiction. The methodological approach can be termed self discovery (in the form of a case study). Four aspects formed the cornerstones of the research. Firstly, a manuscript was created by resorting to intuitive writing. Secondly, the contribution of the Ariel phase, in creating fiction (mostly a right-brain activity) was explored. An analysis of the manuscript was the third aspect addressed. In the fourth instance, the Caliban phase, the left brain's contribution to the process was explored. To conclude, it was found that balance and cooperation were the key aspects in the interaction between the two hemispheres to create "excellence" in fiction.
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