The Craft of Fiction

W381 — Spring 2022

Bob Bledsoe
Days and Times
4:45 - 6:00p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

In this fiction-writing class, we will focus on creativity and craft. What inspires you to write? Where do you get your ideas? How do you take early inspiration and draft it through to more finished work? What do you need to find your unique voice? What do you need to nurture your writing? What are your literary tastes? Have you discovered or refined them? Are you interested in realistic fiction, sci-fi or fantasy, young adult? 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.