The Descent & On Writing The Descent

  • Lisa-Marie Cabrelli

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


This thesis is practice-based research and comprises two parts. The first part, submitted as a separate component, is the creative artefact, a novel entitled The Descent. This is the first novel in a dystopian trilogy and serves as an example of a popular genre fiction novel created by an author taking the distinctly post-press approach to creative practice and functioning as a creative entrepreneur. The accompanying critical thesis uses the novel, The Descent, to illustrate and explain my personal creative practice. The critical thesis also includes a brief overview of the collaborative authorship model, a possible expanded approach to creating fiction creative entrepreneur in the post-press environment.
Date of Award2023
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorAliki Varvogli (Supervisor) & Heather Yeung (Supervisor)


  • Creative Writing

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