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Shawn H Wong
ENGL 284
Seattle Campus

Beginning Short Story Writing

Introduction to the theory and practice of writing the short story.

Class description

This course is an introduction to the writing of fiction. Students will examine and analyze writing strategies with respect to developing readable and challenging short stories. To that end, students will learn how to write a short story by learning how to construct scenes, build characters, read fiction like a writer, develop a plot, tell a story through characters and images, and learn how to evaluate and critique their own writing and the writing of others.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Shawn H Wong
Date: 04/08/2011