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

Spring 2010

E 325 • Creative Writing: Fiction-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34713 TTh
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
PAR 308
Pipkin

Course Description

This is an entry-level course in the writing of fiction, with a focus on the short story form. The beginning of the semester will focus on structure and narration, and the second half will focus on character, plotting, dialogue and revision. There will be substantial reading assignments, requiring students to analyze the structure and craft of the short story. Emphasis will be placed on revision throughout the semester. Class will consist of lecture, in-class writing, discussion, and workshop. Students should be prepared to read and discuss their work in class.

Grading Policy

Four writing assignments: 80% total; 2 short assignments (2-5 opening pages) 10% each; 2 stories (10-15pp) 30% each; Attendance, in-class writing, and class participation: 20%. No final exam. Attendance is required.

Texts

R. V. Cassill, ed., The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction.

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