This practice-led PhD consists of two elements-a novel titled Saoradh and an accompanying exegesis which discusses the processes, techniques, methods and creative pathways utilised when producing the novel. The novel is set in the United States of America and the Republic of Ireland, from the 1920s to the 1950s and follows the paths of characters dealing with profound aspects of the human condition. The exegesis interrogates the practice of creation of the novel through five distinct perspectives; character versus plot, structure, landscape, narration and creative process. The novel’s inception, creation and production is tracked, both in real time and through reflective practice, offering new insights into ways of working for the Creative Writing student and practitioner. The reflection on practice is grounded in a psychological model that is compatible with literary models of textual analysis. Creative practice is in turn embedded in a larger conceptual matrix; the quantum field. As demonstrated by the character of Rory in the novel, the proposition of separation between the functional aspects of the brain’s left hemisphere and the creative possibilities of interplay between the right hemisphere and the quantum field are put forth. The novel is held up for comparison to the works of other authors, to provide alternative approaches however, the focus of the exegesis is always on my own practice of creative writing.