English | Writing Fiction
W301 | 11926 | Bob Bledsoe


W301 WRITING FICTION
Bob Bledsoe

PREREQUISITE:  W 203 or equivalent.  Requires permission of
instructor.

11926 - 2:30p-3:45p TR (15 students) 3 cr.

This creative writing course is intended for students eager to
develop both writing and reading skills, and more fully understand
the work of creating fiction.  With that in mind, we will read and
discuss the published work of writers, with an eye on reading like a
writer.  We will discuss the most important elements of craft, and
finally, discuss our own stories in workshop.  I foster a safe and
supportive environment, with a focus on improving the story you
submit.

Students should send a brief email "cover letter" (it shouldn't be
more than a paragraph  or so) outlining previous writing courses as
well as your interest in this course in  particular, along with 10-
20 pages of what you consider to be your best writing.  Ideally,
this should be a "finished" story, not a fragment; something with a
beginning, middle, and an end, but I will surely consider whatever
you'd like to send.
Please be sure  to include your name, student id#, phone number in
your email.  (I ask for this information so the creative writing
secretary can clear you in the system for registration).
I look forward to your materials and to an exciting course.

Please send them to me: robledso@indiana.edu