Having studied and written short stories for a few years, I wanted to try and expand that to the next logical step: a novel. Or in this case, a novella. Starting with research in the how-to department, I built a fantasy world, central narrative, characters, plot, and tried to tie it all together with humor in one big story. The document with “background” in the title is all the information an author needs to build a believable world – the mythos, locations, major characters, economy, and much more. The story itself was not finished, but has quite the start to it. This also was a study into the realm of writing humor, seeing as spoken comedy and written comedy are two different beasts entirely. The end result is simple though: a story with the intent to entertain.
Murphy, Michael, "The Ocean’s Timepiece: An Adventure in Novella Writing" (2012). 2012 AHS Capstone Projects. 15.