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Miriam A. Fitting
ENGL 384
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Short Story Writing

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.

Class Description

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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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 Sherry May Laing
Date: 05/28/2003