E 325 • Creative Writing: Fiction
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
This Creative Writing course focuses on the mechanics (structure, narrative voice, dialogue, character development, etc.) within selected fiction, allowing you to study the different elements you will use later as you write your own short stories.
You are required to write two short stories (each 6-8 pages) that will be discussed in a workshop setting. For all the other student work discussed in class, you will be responsible for writing detailed critiques (1-2 pages). The Final Portfolio will include your original and revised stories, along with a selection of your critiques of other stories. Attendance is required.
Classroom participation/Quizzes 10%
Written Critiques 20%
2 Stories + Final Portfolio 70%
There will be no final exam.
Mark Winegardner, Thomson Wadsworth, Short Fiction by 33 Writers
Strunk & White, The Elements of Style, optional