E 318L • Fiction (35070-35085)
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
An introduction to techniques of writing fiction. No "genre fiction." Students will read short stories, do directed writing exercises both in class and out of class, and write a scene and three short stories. Much of the course will consist of workshop, in which students discuss each other's work in groups led by TAs.
First story 20%
Second story 25%
Third story 20%
Short exercises and reading quizzes 15%
Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter, What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
R.V. Cassill and Richard Bausch, ed., The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter, 6th ed.