• An accidental real: chick lit, research and the everyday

      Nash, Belinda (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This research shows that the production of the genre known as chick lit, being immersed in the unspectacular of the everyday, paradoxically constitutes more than the mundanity of everydayness. It describes the spectacularly ...
    • The Analysis of Amber’s Adventures

      Kim, Yeon Woo (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Serenade of Simeon Stradivari is a creative thesis part of Master of Creative Writing project. The novel is set in fantasy and urban setting, written in a way to incorporate narrative tools from comics and games, aiming ...
    • The angler's catch

      Martyn, Geoff (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      For detectives, historians, crossword fanatics, quest-seekers and many many more, finding the solution to a puzzle or mystery is a thing most satisfying. Demystifying the mysterious, solving problems and meeting challenges ...
    • The Audacity of Optimism

      Johnson, Mark (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      FireWall, constitutes the ‘creative practice as research’ component of the Master of Creative Writing degree. It is preluded by an exegesis explaining the aims and goals of the creative work FireWall, as well as a Postscript ...
    • Beneath the fringe of heaven

      Monro, Georgina (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      ‘Beneath the Fringe of Heaven’ is a first draft collection of semi-autobiographical short stories set in the early to mid 1960s in the Waitakere Ranges, specifically in Titirangi, and in the surrounding west coast beaches ...
    • Beyond Retrieve: A Volume of Poetry

      Giacon, Michael Luigi Anthony (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Beyond retrieve is a volume of poetry in four sections, each introduced by a tone or theme setting song lyric. The broad theme is one of a journey of retrieving creativity and writing as the centre of my life, and moving ...
    • Challenging Fates

      Kirby, Adam Peter (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Challenging Fates is a novel set at the time of the First World War which proposes an alternative history of the period. It approaches this in two ways. The chronology begins with the actual events of the outbreak of World ...
    • Close to Nowhere, Far From Everyone

      Payne, Jackson (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Colonisation of Aotearoa-New Zealand was done so under the utopian guise of making a ‘Better Britain.’ The story for the average settler was, however, far from a paradise. Furthermore, settlers brought with them disease ...
    • Darkness Underneath

      Pitigaisorn, Panisa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Darkness Underneath is an exegesis accompanying my creative thesis, Darkness Within, a young adult novel about a group of people going through major life changes following the death of Violet, a young woman who committed ...
    • The Edge of Blood

      Jaques, Lincoln Tyrone (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      The Edge of Blood is a full length creative work set within the neo-noir genre. It follows four professional assassins as they are blackmailed by a ruthless criminal Boss on a job to take down his lifetime ally who has ...
    • Finding Fantasy in Fiction

      McConnachie, Juanita Maria (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Never Talk to Dragons, a 35,000 word fairytale fantasy for children, and its companion 5,000 word exegesis, Finding Fantasy in Fiction, are duel components of a Masters of Creative Writing thesis. When a dragon lands ...
    • For Sale

      Welsh, Savannah (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      My thesis is focused on child sex trafficking, including online child sex trafficking. The research is mostly based on American statistics, setting, and real life events/victims, with the inclusion of other cultures and ...
    • Give Them What They Want

      Fleet, Karl (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Corporate Truth is a full-length creative work set within the thriller genre and it is the first book in the series, The Truth Files. It follows Justin Truth’s climb up the corporate ladder in a large multinational ...
    • Homonym

      Fernandez, Liam (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      “It’s too bad she won’t live. But then again, who does?” – Gaff (Blade Runner, 1982) While this line in Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult-classic film speaks of the threat that will come for the replicant Rachel, it is also ...
    • The hounds of heaven

      Judd, Andrew James Eric (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      "The Hounds of Heaven" describes a girl's descent into and recovery from a psychotic episode. The version included here is not a finished version.
    • Love in a Cold Climate

      Tay, Karen (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Ice Flowers is the draft of a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel which forms the thesis part of a Master of Creative Writing project. It is accompanied by the exegesis Love in a Cold Climate, which frames the creative work ...
    • The multiplicity of “I”

      Tovic, Irena (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      The Rain of the Praying Mantis is an exploration, a journey, into the life of Kataryna who returns to a place which she loves and cherishes, her childhood ‘home’. Milan Kundera states that “[a] novel is a long piece of ...
    • Nicholas Grundy and the Magic Undies

      Jarvis, Karen May (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Nicholas Grundy and the Magic Undies is a fast paced, plot driven, Bildungsroman fantasy aimed at eight to twelve year olds. The novel is narrated by its eleven-year-old protagonist, Nicholas Grundy, who discovers a world ...
    • Notes for Sound

      Dalgleish, Jodie Sharon (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The novel Notes for Sound is a literary work of musical fiction, or ‘literary music,’ that explores the material and mythological being of music as a phenomenon of sound. Drawing on the proven tendency for listeners to ...
    • The Real Story

      Fleming, Maxine (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Real Story, set in contemporary Auckland, is told from three third-person perspectives, framing the lives of three generations of women. The central catalysing event is the death of the son-in-law, husband, father ...