Advanced Fiction Writing

W401 — Spring 2022

Bob Bledsoe
Days and Times
1:15 - 2:30p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

This is a fiction workshop, but we will be using every opportunity to interrogate the workshop model and bend it to our will. W301 is traditionally a mechanism for you to turn in two "finished" short stories (of approximately 20 pages), get feedback from peers, and then listen while the class discusses your work. Has this model benefited you in the past? Have you received feedback that has prepared you to take that story to another level? I would like to create a system that turns everyone in class into creative allies. We will do a lot of reading and writing—through a series of writing prompts—meant to inspire new ideas or develop those you bring to class.