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

Summer 2008

E f325 • Creative Writing: Fiction

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84290 MTWThF
2:30 PM-4:00 PM
PAR 210

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

You are required to write two short stories (each 6-10 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/Critiques/Quizzes: 30%
2 Stories: 70%
There will be no final exam.


Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (7th Edition), Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Pearson/Longman
The Elements of Style, Strunk & White (optional)
Various Handouts


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