Advanced Fiction Writing

W401 — Fall 2019

Brando Skyhorse
Woodburn Hall 006
Days and Times
1:00 - 2:15p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

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Revision is considered the fi­nal stage of writing but what is it, exactly?  What does the process entail?  What con­stitutes a revision?  How do other writers revise?  And what are the rules writers can follow to make revision a cornerstone of their writing process?  Revision, simply, is not correction. Revision is not changing “red” to “crimson” or running your spell checker. Revision is a change in your point-of-view. This class’s goal is to help you learn how to change your point-of-view. In advanced fiction, the bulk of our course will be focused on revision of the student’s work over the course of a semester. In the first two weeks each student will write the first draft of a short story. Your piece will get workshopped. The workshop will give you a blueprint for revision which will include writing a significant amount of new material. You’ll submit that revised story again for a sec­ond workshop. You’ll get ideas for your third and final revision due at semester’s end.

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