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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2008

E 318L • Fiction (35135-35150)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35135 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
UTC 1.144

Course Description

This course is an introduction to fiction writing, focusing on the techniques used to develop short stories. Students will spend a fair amount of time learning to read and discuss stories as writers do. Throughout the semester each student will write three narrative sketches (2-3 pp) and two short stories (5-6 pp). Most of the writing in the course will be critiqued in a workshop setting with TAs leading the student discussion.

Grading Policy

Note: Student writing presented in multiple copies.

Short quizzes 10%
Narrative Sketches 10%
First story 20%
Second story 20%
Revision 20%
Critiques (Peer Reviews) 10%
Participation 10%

Steady attendance.

No final exam.


Writing Fiction, ed. Burroway
R.V. Cassill and Richard Bausch, ed., The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, Shorter, 7th ed.


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