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Valerie M Arvidson
ENGL 284
Seattle Campus

Beginning Short Story Writing

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

Class description

Course Description: Introduction to the theory and practice of writing the short story. As a class we will explore the writing process, writing techniques, characterization, narrative structures, setting & mood, point of view & voice, as well as mechanics and style. You will read a variety of selected short stories and draft your own storiesóchallenging yourself to try different techniques and styles. The course will culminate in a final writing project. Revision is a core practice of the class.

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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 Valerie M Arvidson
Date: 06/08/2012