1:00p-2:15p TR (30) 3 cr.
REQUIRES PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR. OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM
The basic idea behind this creative writing workshop is that students
learn best about
writing by writing, by listening to others constructively criticize
their work in class, by
discussing their work with the instructor in conference, and then by
rewriting. The aims of
the course are to encourage students to write by providing them with a
and to help students develop a sound critical sense about their work.
In addition to
submitting at least three short stories or novel chapters
(approximately 40-45 pages),
students will read, critique, and discuss each other's creative work
as well as the course's
texts. The class will discuss working habits and the writing process,
examples of contemporary fiction, and learn related aspects of
fictional craft and
Students interested in this class should submit 15-20 pages of fiction
along with a list of
their previous creative writing classes and any other pertinent
biographical information to
my mailbox in BH 442 at least several days before registration. A
list of accepted students
will be posted on my office door (BH 529). After you have been
approved, contact the
Undergraduate Secretary in BH402 for an on-line authorization.
Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
Writing Fiction, Janet Burroway.
short story collection, to be determined.