An intermediate course in writing fiction. Students will build on principles learned in ENG201, focusing on developing compelling and original fiction. Students will also discuss the importance of revision, and engage in thorough critiques of each other’s original work.
- Analyze the effect of formal elements of novels and short fiction on reader response.
- Write and revise an original short story or novel chapter that demonstrates awareness of the effects of formal elements of fiction.
- Apply critique and revision strategies to revise specific features of a work of fiction, such as style, plot, dialog, and point of view.
- Analyze the role of specific formal elements in work of other students and provide useful and collegial criticism and feedback.
Two drafts of a 10-15 page story or novel excerpt. Workshop critiques. Reading/writing journal.
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