Fiction Writing I

Course Description

An introductory course in writing short fiction. Students will focus on the basic elements of fiction writing and write their own original work. Students will also analyze published work and discuss each other’s writing in a traditional workshop format. This course is designed to give students a basis for future personal creative work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the basic elements of a short story.
  • Analyze works of short fiction.
  • Draft, develop, and revise a short story.
  • Critique the work of other students.
  • Reflect critically on their own work and writing strategies in order to apply them to future personal creative work.

Requirements

Complete one 5-10 page short story, including revision. Workshop critiques. Writing Exercise. Written self-reflection.

Prerequisites

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