Miriam A. Fitting
Exploring and developing continuity in the elements of fiction writing. Methods of extending and sustaining plot, setting, character, point of view, and tone. Prerequisite: ENGL 284.
For AUTUMN 2003: This course builds on the skills and concepts you learned in ENGL 284 and explores a variety of approaches to writing fiction. We will look at both short stories and essays on writing by established writers as a way to gain insight into the fundamental questions that fiction writers face, as well as the writing process itself. In addition to writing exercises, you will be responsible for two short stories, one of which you will revise as your final work of the quarter. We will devote the majority of class time to workshopping your writing, and you will be expected to provide written and oral critiques of the works of your classmates.
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