English 43A

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2019 Abrams, Melanie
TTh 12:30-2 186 Barrows

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Burroway, Janet: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft


(Note: This course was added on April 26.)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the study of short fiction—to explore the elements that make up the genre, and to enable students to talk critically about short stories and begin to feel comfortable and confident with their own writing of them. Students will write two short stories, along with various exercises, and critiques of their peers' work. The course will be organized as a workshop. All student stories will be edited and critiqued by the instructor and by other students in the class.

Since this is an introduction to the writing of short fiction, all space in the class will be saved for sophomores and freshmen (at least initially). Interested students should enroll directly into this course, and no application or writing sample is required.

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