- Bob Bledsoe
- Days and Times
- 4:00 - 5:15p TR (3 CR)
- Course Description
W381 Pre Requisites: Eng-W 203 or ENG-W301 or ENG-W311
Our objectives in W381 are reading and writing literary fiction with a focus on aesthetic quality. What are your literary tastes? Have you discovered or refined them? Can you articulate your methodology or your ideas? This course will rely on discussion—participation of all students—to test ideas and gain new perspective. Literary standards require more than a gut feeling, and we will practice supporting our assessments with specific examples of a work’s excellence or inferiority. We will cover components of fiction—structure, characterization, plot, description, dialogue, point of view, voice, setting, and revision—by examining published works and writing assignments that focus your attention on elements of craft. What brings fiction to life? What makes characters compelling or memorable? How might you improve your fiction writing skills?