Writing Fiction

W301 — Spring 2020

Instructor
Michelle Pretorius
Days and Times
1:00-2:15 TR
Course Description

In this course, we’ll read short stories and novels across a wide array of fictional genres and examine each for its craft elements. You will be required to write weekly journals reflecting on the readings and discussions of the week, complete writing exercises, and write two stories for workshop.

Students should send a brief email outlining your interest in this course, a list of previous writing courses, and 5-10 pages of a completed story, with a beginning, middle, and end. Please be sure to include your name and student id number in your email.

Required Text: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (10th edition) by Janet Burroway