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Ian S. Sherman
iansage@u.washington.edu
ENGL 284
Seattle Campus

Beginning Short Story Writing

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

Class Description

For SUMMER 2003: This course introduces and provides practice in the elements of short literary fiction, including (but not limited to) imagery, characterization, setting, plot, etc. In-class assignments will consist of the discussion of contemporary short stories in terms of craft, short writing exercises, and workshopping of student pieces.

Please Note: Due to Summer Quarter's brevity and the compacted workshopping schedule for this course, no add codes will be distributed.

The main goal in the introduction of the elements of a short story shall not be the provision of predictable models, so much as it shall be exposure to the wide variety of approaches contemporary writers have taken. In-class time will heavily emphasize discussion, rather lecture. Student contribution to the course is an essential element to its success.

Recommended preparation

Class Assignments and Grading


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 Ian S. Sherman
Date: 04/25/2003