English | Advanced Fiction Writing
W401 | 1955 | Ardizzone


12:20p-2:15p R (15) 3 cr.

REQUIRES PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR. OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION FROM BH402.

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 this
advanced workshop are twofold: to encourage students to write by providing
them with a critical audience, and to help students develop a sound
critical sense about their work.  In addition to submitting at least two
short stories, or chapters from longer works-in-progress such as a novella
or a novel, for a total of approximately 45-50 pages, students will read,
critique, and discuss one another's creative work.  The class will also
read two craft-oriented texts, a collection of short stories (to be
determined later), and discuss working habits and the creative writing
process.

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).

Prerequisite:  W301 or equivalent {permission of the instructor}.

Texts:	THE ART OF FICTION, John Gardner
	WRITING IN GENERAL AND THE SHORT STORY IN PARTICULAR, Rust Hills
	a collection of short stories, to be determined