E 318L • Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction
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 in groups led by TAs discuss each other's work.
Short exercises and class participation, including attendance 25%
First story 20%
Second story 25%
Third story 20%
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.