A course for students with experience writing fiction and an understanding of the basics of plot, character, setting, and scene. Through close study of stories in both traditional and unusual forms, we’ll examine how a story’s significant elements are chosen, ordered, and arranged; how the story is shaped; how, by whom, and to what purpose it’s told. Students will write new stories, employing the forms and techniques studied, and discuss them in workshop.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: regular attendance, active participation in workshop, weekly 1- to 2-page brief imitations, two 8- to 18-page story drafts for workshop, and a final portfolio of at least two stories
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: ENGL 283 or 384, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: preregistered students; selection is based on writing samples, if course is overenrolled
Distributions: Division I;
Attributes: ENGL Creative Writing Courses