English | Writing Fiction
W301 | 6996 | Bob Bledsoe
W301 WRITING FICTION
PREREQUISITE: W203 or equivalent. Requires permission of
6996 - 11:15a-12:30p TR (15 students) 3 cr.
This creative writing course is intended for students eager to
develop better writing and reading skills, and more fully understand
the work of creating fiction. We will approach published work 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: firstname.lastname@example.org