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

Fall 2005

E 318L • Fiction (33000-33015)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33000 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
UTC 3.132

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

Scene 10%
First story 20%
Second story 25%
Third story 20%
Short exercises and reading quizzes 15%
Participation 10%


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.


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