Beginning Fiction Workshop

WRIT S1100D - Session 1: May 26–July 2 - 3 points
5:30pm - 8:40pm
mon wed
Summer 2020
Jessi Jezewska Stevens

This class tends to fill early, but spots can open up as students' plans change. Interested students who cannot register because the course is at capacity should visit Student Services Online (SSOL) regularly to check for new availabilities.

The beginning workshop in fiction is designed for students who have little or no previous experience writing literary texts in fiction.  Students are introduced to a range of technical and imaginative concerns through creative exercises and discussions, and eventually produce their own writing for the critical analysis of the class.  The focus of the course is on the rudiments of voice, character, setting, point of view, plot, and the lyrical use of language.  Students will begin to develop the critical skills that will allow them to read like writers and understand, on a technical level, how accomplished creative writing is produced.  Outside readings of a wide range of fiction supplement and inform the exercises and longer written projects.


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